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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

More mental health issues being seen at a young age, counsellor says

A Tauranga counsellor says she is seeing increasing levels of anxiety in children and would like counsellors to be brought into primary schools to address the issues earlier.

Boy shot with BB gun at Tauranga Boys’ College

A high school student was held down and shot in the leg with a BB gun by bullies who later joked about it on social media.

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.

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.

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Off the record: Sir Ken’s talk missed the mark

One teacher who attended Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on Monday, said although it was entertaining it left him feeling “unenlightened and disappointed”.