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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Life and death on the front lines of teen health: Why we have health...

A comprehensive school health clinic is making all the difference in the lives of kids who otherwise might not get the care they need.

Quarter of kids in low decile schools need food support

A school food charity says demand for emergency food supplies in low decile schools has doubled over the past 6 years.

Parents want more life skills taught at school

A new study shows Kiwi parents want their children to be taught life skills as part of their education.

Sobering research and innovative programmes mark World Obesity Day

With today (11 October) being World Obesity Day, it is appropriate to reveal the findings of new research that shows Kiwi kids are exposed to around 27 unhealthy food advertisements per day.

Treating vision conditions improves education in low decile schools: new research

The education and social development of many low decile school students is being impacted by their poor vision according to new Massey University research.

The list that wasn’t: Two-year battle over ‘withheld’ shoddy school names finally over

The Government's information watchdog has ordered the Ministry of Education to explain itself after giving a "frankly confusing" response about questions over mouldy schools.

World-first lockdown app for schools: is your school prepared?

A teacher from New Zealand has created a world first in apps. Iain Rudkin a 4th year technology teacher at St Paul’s Collegiate has created the world’s first Lockdown app which means that a teacher can alert a senior manager of a potentially dangerous situation in the school within seconds of it occurring.

Teachers vow to make NZ schools carbon neutral

New Zealand schools will soon be "carbon-neutral" if the teachers have their way.

Teachers kicked and bitten by students

Teachers say they are struggling to cope with growing numbers of children who are violent - and often still in nappies.

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. 

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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.