The paid teachers’ union meeting on Tuesday has been postponed in respect for all Christchurch victims and their families.
The grip of terror on Muslim pupils in Dunedin is so strong that the majority did not turn up for school yesterday – and a girl who did turn up declined to wear her traditional headscarf for fear of being identified as Muslim.
There is still much we don’t know about the suspect and his background. But before anything at all was known about him, anyone who has studied or covered extremism and these kinds of attacks could have given you an educated guess about what kind of person he was: Male. Probably in his 20s. Decent chance of at least a minor criminal record. More than likely a history of hatred toward or violence against women. Oh, and one more thing — probably spent a fair amount of time on the internet.
Auckland school students are visiting their local mosques, and a Muslim school is opening its doors to the community, as schools across the country seek ways to heal the community after the mosque attacks in Christchurch.
Young people are angry. Faced with global inaction over increasingly dire climate change forecasts, frustrated and fearful youth worldwide have seized the activist mantle. Bruce Munro examines the insurgent youth-led climate action phenomenon.
The movement, inspired by the actions of 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, spanned more than 100 countries and 1,500 cities, where students gathered in the streets and at their state capitols to call for action.
The YouTube video starts with a popular British children’s cartoon character, Peppa Pig, introducing herself and her family, but there are signs of trouble almost immediately. During the ninth second, Peppa’s mother opens her mouth and shouts, “Smoke weed!”
After years of vowing to police inappropriate content, YouTube continues to deliver violent imagery, drug references, sexually suggestive sequences and foul, racially charged language in clips that reach children at a troubling pace, say researchers, parents and consumer groups.
As more than 40 people are charged in an American university admissions scam, Guy Kelly investigates how far parents will go.
Auckland Grammar School has removed Afros from its list of banned hairstyles, three weeks after experts slammed the policy as “racist” and “discriminatory”.
Around Monday lunchtime a “special newsletter” pinged in my personal inbox, telling me that my daughter’s Auckland primary school had held a special assembly to show respect for those killed or wounded in the Christchurch mosque terror attack.
However, as I later discovered, his talk had also included the fact that a large number of people had been killed or wounded in their church by someone who didn’t like their religion. Which is not how I would have chosen to explain it to her, when I’d decided to explain it to her. Which I hadn’t found a way to do – yet.
Excellent vocational education requires effective regional partnerships.
Ministry of Education: We are providing support to schools, kura and early learning services in the wake of Friday’s shocking event in Christchurch.
Te Rautaki Whakaroopu Maori: Representatives from 28 iwi gathered last Thursday and agreed the proposed Reform of Vocational Education was being rushed through, and called on the government to extend the consultation period and engage with Māori to involve them in the changes.
New Zealand Kindergartens: Early childhood education makes a difference for a lifetime and New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK) commends the Government for developing a 10-year strategic plan to ensure high quality early childhood education provision.
Ako Aotearoa: Ako Aotearoa believes that teaching and learning of the highest quality is evidenced daily in organisations right cross our tertiary sector. To reflect that, the 2019 round of the National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards is going through its greatest change since 2002.