Rāmere 21 o Mahuru

Anxiety and family major factors in students skipping school, report finds

Family, a disinterest in class and mental health issues – particularly anxiety – have a major impact on student rolls.

Schools: Rowdy pupils in control

A Far North principals’ association president was hoping a Ministry of Education meeting in Wellington on Friday to review guidelines on the restraint of children would result in change. He was disappointed.

New Zealand’s school-taught colonial history is racist and needs changing, say teachers

Underlying racism is dictating how New Zealand’s history is being taught in schools, members of the Māori Affairs Select Committee have heard.

‘No kids get kissed behind bike sheds anymore’ – Sport NZ

A new study has confirmed what many older people suspect – today’s teenagers are less fit and weigh more than their parents did at their age. So why has adolescent fitness gone backwards? Susie Ferguson talks to Sport NZ’s chief executive, Peter Miskimmin.

Bay of Plenty principals say teachers working sick as schools struggle to find relievers

Teachers are going to work sick as schools struggle to find relief staff to cover absences, Bay of Plenty principals say.

Massey University’s board is moving against its vice-chancellor

Emails between Massey University’s vice-chancellor Jan Thomas and a staffer were released on Wednesday, outlining Professor Thomas’s objection to having Don Brash speak on campus.

Media releases


One million assessments to support teaching and learning

NZCER: School students have completed over one million online assessments in the four years since the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) began offering Progressive Achievement Tests (PATs) online.

Outdated Education and Workplace Training

Accenture: Outdated Education and Workplace Training Put at Risk US$11.5 Trillion in Growth Promised by Intelligent Technologies, Finds Accenture.

Teachers welcome return of democracy at Teaching Council

NZEI: NZEI Te Riu Roa says teachers will welcome the return of their democratic right to elect members of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly Education Council).

Early childhood teachers a priority for recruitment drive

ECNZ: Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Chief Executive, Kathy Wolfe today expressed her expectation that the Ministry of Education’s newly launched teacher recruitment drive will include a focus on early childhood teachers.


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