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Tara Kanji to become the new principal for Tauranga Girls College

A new principal for Tauranga Girls College has been announced.

Far North intermediate school uses ‘forbidden’ name linked to child tragedy

A Far North school is under fire for naming a classroom after a tragedy in which multiple children died.

Whanganui Girls College assistant principal Prabh Mokha heads to Brunei

Whanganui Girls College's assistant principal will soon swap Whanganui's river views for the jungles and beaches of Brunei.

Charter schools upset by prospect of govt cancelling contracts

A number of charter schools are upset at the prospect of their contracts being cancelled.

Uniform rort? Crackdown on ‘covert’ school fundraising

The new Education Minister has planned action to stamp out "covert" fundraising by schools such as marking up uniforms to make a profit.

Wearable cameras will record the marketing of ‘healthy’ food to children

Children will wear small portable cameras on their clothes as part of a new Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland study that will investigate how the marketing of healthy products and lifestyles affects children’s everyday lives.

Teachers, parents lose faith in homework

More than a third of New Zealand teachers and parents say they are increasingly doubting the value of homework.

Vocational education ‘crisis’ as Manukau Institute of Technology plans to slash management jobs

Tertiary lecturers are warning of a "crisis point" in vocational education as proposed job cuts at Manukau follow Northtec's planned closure of two campuses in Northland.

Local teachers grow mos for a cause

John Paul College teachers Tim Bell, Mat Synge, Jason Liddall and Tom Walker will be looking to raise awareness for the cause.

Hastings Boys’ High School introduces lavalava as part of dress code

Hastings Boys' High School has introduced the wearing of lavalava as part of the dress code for their Pacific Island students.
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