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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Break the silence: Education Minister Nikki Kaye “keen to do more” for schools amid...

Education Minister Nikki Kaye wants to send a message to all those in the education sector fearing New Zealand's youth suicide crisis: "I'm listening."

‘Boys in skirts’ win battle to wear shorts to school in summer

The 'boys in skirts' protesters have won their battle to wear shorts at school during the summer in order to beat the heat.

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...

Industry adopts water-only policy for primary schools

Drink manufacturers have agreed to a world-leading water-only policy for all New Zealand primary and intermediate schools.

UK schoolboys wear skirts in protest over no-shorts rule during heatwave

Schoolboys have turned up for class dressed in skirts in protest over a no-shorts uniform policy, despite the heatwave.

Post-quake wellbeing initiative expands to schools across NZ

Following the Canterbury earthquakes, the All Right? initiative was established by the Canterbury District Health Board and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand to support on the psychosocial recovery of Cantabrians. But now All...

Survey bombshell: Too many treats and not enough healthy food at childcare centres

The University of Auckland study has found that only 30 per cent of privately owned preschools that provide lunches meet at least eight out of 10 nutritional guidelines.

Unicef report reveals New Zealand’s poor scores for child wellbeing

Unicef has released a report today showing New Zealand is near the bottom when it comes to child wellbeing. A core reason for this is our adolescent suicide rates, the highest in the world.

Where have all the young teachers gone?

By: Simon CollinsErin and Nathan Steel are planning to buy their own home in Whangarei this year. It was something they could never have dreamed of if they had stayed in Auckland.Whaea Erin, as...

School may build houses to stop teachers fleeing Auckland’s high housing costs

Auckland's biggest school is investigating building houses for its teachers in a desperate move to stop teachers leaving the city because of sky-high house prices.

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Polytechnic student enrolments flat despite fees-free policy

Polytechnic enrolments are flat nationally despite the new fees-free policy for students doing their first year of tertiary study.