An Otago primary school principal believes a new online tool
being developed by the Ministry of Education for assessing
primary pupil achievement may go the same way as the
beleaguered Novopay payroll system.
It seems teachers dealing with the cynically dubbed
''no-pay'' Novopay education payroll system still have no
real reason to celebrate - despite receiving the
much-anticipated results of a technical review and the
announcement of a $6 million support package from the
Government last week.
Despite a small turnout of teachers and support staff
at pickets in protest against the Novopay debacle outside
National MP offices around Otago and Southland, the New
Zealand Educational Institute is pleased with the support it