“We don’t need an additional learning area; we need the flexibility to integrate when and where appropriate and effective.”
The New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) President, Whetu Cormick, is delighted at Labour’s announcement that they would scrap national standards if they become the Government in September.
Educators welcome Labour’s commitment to put the ‘free’ back into free public education and to developing a plan to fix the chronic teacher shortage, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.
The new book will help teachers teach their students about wellbeing, resilience, and how to deal with issues they don’t like within schools.
It’s hoped a new mental health teaching resource will help to fill a gap, as schools struggle to deal with the increasing mental health needs of students.
Labour has pledged to upgrade old school buildings to ensure every school has “modern” classrooms by 2030 – a policy included in an election manifesto that drops last campaign’s promise to reduce class sizes.