Thursday 1 February 2018

From hope to confidence: A year on at Papakura High School

When the first students of the year arrive at Papakura High School today, they will be greeted by the signs of progress.

For the second time in two years, the school once labelled among Auckland’s “worst” will have increased its Year 9 roll.

Otumoetai pilot frontline mental health in school

Otumoetai students have access to specialist mental health support at school as part of a health funded pilot focused on building children’s resilience and general wellbeing.

Top of the south escapes widespread teacher shortage

Marlborough Girls’ College principal Mary-Jeanne Lynch is excited to be surrounded by “fantastic” young women and “hardworking” staff.

Sector to lead future of tertiary education discussion

Two forums will bring together staff, students, business, industry  trainers, sector leaders and policy makers to discuss the future of tertiary education under the Labour-led government.

The capsule that time forgot: Where was school’s anniversary memorial buried?

Tikorangi School principal needs some help to track down a missing time capsule.

Teaching water safety the Māori way

Māori are continually over-represented in Aotearoa’s drowning statistics. Simon Day spoke to Otago University’s Dr Anne-Marie Jackson about using traditional techniques to help teach water safety and reconnect Māori with their awa.

Urgent call to improve workforce literacy in New Zealand

Five national organisations are calling for more support to improve workforce literacy and numeracy in New Zealand.

Tertiary providers renew commitment to Bay’s partnership

The Bay’s three major tertiary providers have all reaffirmed their commitment to the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership, which aims to improve access to tertiary study and provide greater study options for students in the region.

How many New Zealand children are homeschooled?

In 2004, 6184 Kiwi kids were homeschooled, the highest uptake in the past two decades.

Just over 6000 Kiwi kids were taught at home last year.

Bali Haque: School uniforms a colonial cringe piece of nonsense

If there is one thing that parents, teachers and students can be guaranteed to become excited and aerated about, it’s school uniform.





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