Rāapa 10 o Whiringa ā nuku

Government’s $5.5b surplus announcement raises hackles of teachers’ union NZEI

New Zealand Educational Institute says further teachers’ strikes could be avoided if the Government’s $5.5b surplus was used to settle pay disputes.

Cyberbullying a $444M problem for NZ

To date, cyberbullying has been primarily understood in terms of social cost and personal harm. This report provides a fresh perspective on the size of the problem, and the way it impacts society.

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

Student attendance was “persistently low” with about a third of school absences “unjustified”, the Ministry of Education commissioned report said.

Rural, Maori mental health stats grim

Being young, male, Māori and living in rural Northland could be a prescription for mental illness, according to recent statistics and commentary.

Mum and childcare expert think more should be done to keep children safe in care centres

Childcare expert and ChildForum chief executive Dr Sarah Alexander said she would like to see people feel safer in coming forward to make complaints about childcare.

Lessons learnt over cheap school builds

One construction industry expert said major problems associated with new school builds is on the decline and reflects a shift by Government away from wanting campuses built for the cheapest price.

Media releases

 

New partnership formed to empower Pasifika student voice

NZUSA: The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) and New Zealand Tongan Tertiary Students’ Association (NZTTSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding expressing their joint commitment to uplifting the Pasifika student voice.

Opinion

 

Our education system is failing and whingeing teachers aren’t helping

While lecturing the UN about racism, our PM failed to acknowledge that – in terms of statistical outcomes – we may well have the most racist education system in the developed world. And, collectively, we don’t care much more than a big rat’s backside about it. We barely lift a finger in protest and/or to seek change.

 

 

 

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