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Auckland schools struck by mumps and whooping cough

A mumps outbreak has worsened across Auckland. Nearly 500 cases of the highly infectious disease have been registered this year and numbers surged in the past month.

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.

Northland’s first kindergarten social worker begins two-year pilot role

A social worker is working in five Northland kindergartens as a way to provide early interventions for vulnerable children.

48-hour wellbeing challenge for Kiwi students

Kiwi students from six New Zealand universities will compete in a new 48-hour challenge to improve wellbeing.

University event to address sexual violence on campus

Lincoln University's hosting an event to inform students about sexual violence, a week after a teenager was charged with sexual assault on campus.

Growing Up in New Zealand – Longitudinal Study

A petition calling on the government to restore critical funding to the Growing Up in New Zealand study has gathered thousands of signatures within days of being launched.

New resources to tackle kids’ mental health and emotional wellbeing

Feel Brave and Life Education Trust partner to positively disrupt children’s mental health education in New Zealand.

Mumps isolation only applies to Waipukurau School for now

Hawke's Bay DHB is sending mumps information to all schools and early childhood centres in Central Hawke's Bay, but only isolating non-immune adults and children who may have been in contact with an infected child at Waipukurau School.

Biggest secondary girls school in country considering ban on UberEats

One of the country's largest state schools is considering a ban on fastfood being delivered to the school grounds for safety reasons.

Colour and Community – Bay of Plenty school’s new partnership with fitness provider

Papamoa’s Tahatai Coast School and local fitness provider CrossFit Alliance have embarked on a unique partnership, which was launched today with the gift of a sports T-shirt for every student and staff member in the colour of their whare (house).
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