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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Putting counsellors in primary schools ‘best thing Government has done’

A move to address child mental health and behavioural issues by piloting counsellors in primary schools has been dubbed "the best thing the Government has done" by a Rotorua counsellor.

New steps to tackle ‘rape culture’ at NZ universities

Moves are being made to tackle sexual violence at the country's universities.

Lightbulb moment: a sustainable practice that is saving schools’ money

Education Central looks at why LED lighting makes environmental, financial, social and sustainable sense for schools.

Just listen and show you care: Mike King’s advice to teachers

Comedian and mental health advocate Mike King says teachers play a more important role than they imagine when it comes to their students’ wellbeing.

New toolkit to help schools support student wellbeing

A free wellbeing toolkit to support Kiwi kids with their mental health and wellbeing has been launched by the All Right? campaign. Sparklers consists of 36 activities that teachers can use to help their year...

Rural school principals doing it tough

Waitotara School principal Jane Corcoran wears many hats.

Otago University students demand better support for rape victims

University of Otago students have hit out at the institution, saying there is not enough support for rape survivors and staff don't take the issue seriously - accusing one top staff member of referring to an alleged attacker as a "silly boy".

Why this childcare centre gets kids to sleep outside

A childcare centre in Perth has adopted an "outdoor sleeping policy" after it found that children who slept outside were less likely to get sick.

Crisis of Anxiety: A call for more counsellors in our schools

Are we are doing enough to ensure the wellbeing of students at all levels in our schools? ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY reports. 

David Stebbing – how to communicate with your children and protect them from suicide

Registered psychologist David Stebbing offers some tips for communication with children. In his own words:

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Opinion: Alwyn Poole – Ministry of Education needs a shake-up

Minister of Finance Steven Joyce has stated that Labour may have a zero budget plan for 2018 and 2019 outside the realms of Education and Health.