Monday 26 June

Wellington company Chrometoaster wins top Australian design award for educational game

Dave Turnbull’s creative juices started flowing in a high school classroom in Queenstown 20 years ago…

Ministry of Education says ‘no’ to merger proposal

Phil Nixon, Craig Simpson, Hans Konlechner and Bart Crawshaw are pleased to have a decision so quickly on the future of their schools.

Maori language in danger of dying out, principal warns

The celebration of the 25th anniversary of a Maori language total immersion school in Invercargill has come with a warning that the te reo language is in danger of dying out.

Bilingual students receive $9.4 million funding boost

Children learning English as a second language will benefit from an additional $9.4 million boost in Government funding over the next two years…

Rodney Hide: NCEA failure repeats itself

A student passed with an excellence grade in NCEA History Level 1 by copying another student’s answer from the year before. That used to be called cheating…

Alarm raised about principal’s burnout rate

A survey by the teachers and principals union NZEI has found principals report 70 percent higher rates of burnout and more than double the rate of stress compared to the general population. Rural principals reported 11 percent higher levels of burnout than those in urban areas. Lynn Freeman talks to Jane Corcoran, principal of Waiototara school in Southern Taranaki and Lynda Stuart, president of the NZEI and principal of May Road School in Auckland’s Mt Roskill…

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