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A Steiner education

No plastic toys, no TV, no reading until seven years old: Rudolf Steiner education is one of the most intriguing educational approaches around. JUDE BARBACK looks at the origins, methods, providers, and students of Steiner education.

New private sports school planned for Tauranga

Plans are in place for a new private school in Tauranga which will allow talented young athletes to complete NCEA while honing skills in their chosen sport.

Sweeping changes to City College’s curriculum for 2018

Whanganui City College is scrapping its subject-based learning.

Mt Albert Grammar School’s state-of-the-art agriculture centre hopes to attract urban students

The state-of-the-art centre will bridge a gap between urban and rural communities and provide a more forward looking facility for students and the community.

On-job training the way forward for service sector

Industry training organisation for New Zealand's service sectors, ServiceIQ, responds to an open letter signed by 100 companies calling for more opportunities for on-the-job training for workers in these sectors.

Then and now: Te Kura online – a history of change

From 100 isolated primary kids in 1922 to over 23,000 enrolments today, Te Kura Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) - formerly The Correspondence School – has a long tradition of adapting to meet the changing needs of the New Zealand school system.

Homeschooling – an alternative approach to education

The Principal of Home Schooling NZ, TODD ROUGHTON, explains why he believes homeschooling is preferable to New Zealand’s mainstream education system.

Opinion: Conrad Waitoa – The academic model I grew up in

In a traditional academic model, we group students together, usually by age and perceived ability, and they shepherd them all together at the same pace. Here, Conrad Waitoa talks about the idea of letting students tap into their potential by mastering concepts

The charter school, the state school and the union

JUDE BARBACK looks at the mounting tensions in Northland as PPTA members enforce their ban on teaching students from the new partnership school.

Teachers speak up about National Standards

National Standards is still one of the most contentious issues in primary education. The Labour Party have said that they’ll rescind National’s centrepiece education policy from the 2008 election should they find themselves in the big office after September 23 this year.
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