Wednesday 31 January

Disabled children ‘front of queue’ for government funding

Children with disabilities and behavioural problems are at the front of the queue for increased government funding, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says…

Children and young people share their experiences of school

The report Education matters to me: Key insights summarises responses from over 1600 children and young people to questions about what is important to them about their education, and what being at school is like for them. Six follow-up reports will be released in mid-February…

Official Advice to Principals Regarding Interim Arrangement

Peggy Burrows & Associates, Senior Associate Marlene Campbell rejects claims from a Christchurch principal that principals lacked support and direction regarding interim strategies for managing the dumping of National Standards in 2018…

Principal sad if colleagues find it difficult to lead

“When I hear the question “What will we replace National Standards with?”, it makes me professionally very, very sad”, said Pat Newman President Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association…

School pool closures put kids at risk

School pools keep closing and it is affecting children’s abilities in the water, the head of Water Safety New Zealand says.

A report from the NZ Council of Educational Research says 165 school pools have closed across New Zealand in the past five years, while 73 per cent of surveyed state primary and secondary schools failed to reach Water Safety’s benchmark of eight or more 30-minute lessons per year…

Students tell of racism in study of how they view the education system

“They tell you that you are not going to achieve … this makes me feel angry because it hurts,” one student told the report into how children view their education experience…

Educators welcome child poverty reduction measures

Changes announced today by the Government on how it will monitor and reduce child poverty have been welcomed by educators around the country…

Schools collaborating to learn better

Representatives from 14 Gisborne schools attended the first of three days designed to help schools work collaboratively to improve the educational outcomes of students…



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