A massive drive to recruit foreign teachers to fill gaps in schools is costing taxpayers about $10,000 for every teacher recruited. The Ministry of Education has approved overseas relocation grants worth $1.3 million for 200 foreign teachers and 81 returning Kiwis since December 2017.
More than 250,000 New Zealand students regularly missed school last year, with year 13 girls taking the most time off. The latest Ministry of Education attendance survey showed regular attendance declined notably in the secondary school years, plummeting to 41.7 per cent in year 13 girls.
New Zealand’s largest secondary school has reported a drop in student academic performance due to students using their devices in class to shop, game or follow social media.
Schools and parents are being urged to work together to help keep children safe online, as more children head back to school with a laptop or tablet.
Western medicine says many Māori and most Pasifika people are obese. Some people are angry about the system that ‘fat-shames’ them in this way. Others are focused on finding solutions that actually work.
Claims of physical abuse and bullying at a large girls’ school have been poorly handled and dismissed by staff, former students say. Farah Hancock spoke to their parents about what happened, and the ensuing exodus of girls to a nearby school.
Issues related to mental health and safety have seen the Government inject $531,000 into 10 projects to support international students.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced the funding on Tuesday as part of the International Student Wellbeing Strategy, which he said improved students’ experiences in New Zealand.
The lawyer for a group of Indian students deported from New Zealand over fake visas has slammed Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her silence after she promised to help them should Labour win the 2017 election.
Students will likely be scrambling to enrol into courses after the Whitireia/WelTec polytechnic scrapped four of its programmes about a month ahead of its academic year.
A Christchurch teacher has been censured after pulling a 5-year-old boy by the arm.
It’s time to stop asking our young people what they want to do when they grow up and, while you’re at it, stop stressing about your child’s NCEA results.
I’ve always believed the school system we’re sending our kids through is antiquated and needs to evolve to be more diverse and relevant.
Now I see a co-author of a book titled, ‘Don’t worry about the robots: How to survive and thrive in the new world of work’ is saying largely the same thing.
The school holidays have run later than usual for many families this summer. Some schools have returned this week but many are waiting until Monday and some will not restart classes until Thursday, after Waitangi Day.
Early Childhood New Zealand: With the first term of this school year about to begin, there have been several news stories on the teacher recruitment challenges that schools are facing. What these articles forget to mention are the similar challenges being faced by early childhood education services and centres.