Ramere 9 o Whiringa-ā-rangi

Instilling discipline and resilience in rangatahi

Atawhai, a rangatahi program in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, is developing the skills and attitudes young Māori need to take part in society through physical conditioning.

Teachers snowed under with ‘unrealistic’ expectations as strike nears

Burnout from a draining classrooom workload is forcing a Nelson teacher to leave for a smaller town so she can afford to cut down her hours.

Teachers’ strike: What parents need to know

Primary school teachers and principals will walk off the job for the second time in three months next week.

Henderson Valley School parents ask board to review principal’s role

A West Auckland school principal is facing a revolt by a group of parents who are concerned about bullying, high staff turnover, unhealthy toilets and treating parent volunteers “like a slave”.

‘Gaia-inspired’ childcare centre proposed in South Auckland

A childcare business says New Zealand children are obsessed with instant gratification and have become detached from the natural world.

Support your local school, support biodiversity!

The future’s looking bright as a growing number of schools jump on board Towards Predator-Free Taranaki, safeguarding our local biodiversity.

Virtual health school pitched to ease rural staff shortages

A virtual school “embedded in rural New Zealand” has been proposed to ease the shortage of rural health professionals – and not just doctors.

Media releases

Early Childhood NZ scores highly in Māori and Pasifika

Early Childhood NZ: Te Rito Maioha’s commitment to ensuring the success of all its students is paying off, says Chief Executive, Kathy Wolfe.

Government on the right track to more inclusive education

Child Poverty Action Group: The 600 new support staff for schools announced by the Ministry of Education over the weekend is a welcome advance for children in Aotearoa, and one that could not come soon enough considering the latest OECD stats on education inequality.

New resource supports teaching students about mental health

Those teaching school students about resilience, mental health, interpersonal skills, and wellbeing will welcome a new resource from NZCER Press.

Comment

Alwyn Poole: Crushing of the charter school model hurts the poorest

The gaps between New Zealand’s Asian population (67 per cent of school leavers with UE), European (44 per cent), Pasifika (22 per cent) and Māori (19 per cent) are a national disgrace and we have given up on believing it can be different.

Justine Munro: Our kids need more skills than school prize-givings recognise

Do the academic, sport and service prizes and the NCEA grades assure anything outside the education bubble?

 

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