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Saturday, January 20, 2018

The wait is over: NCEA results now online

Secondary school pupils can now find out how they fared in last year's exams.

Papamoa schools bursting at the seams as population soars

Schools in Papamoa will soon be bursting at the seams as the area's population continues to soar.

Race to fix northern college after vandalism spree

Staff at Bay of Islands College in Kawakawa are racing to repair the damage from a devastating vandalism attack before a new crop of students arrives next month.

Bullying breakthrough: ministry agrees to override zoning for bullied child

The Ministry of Education has agreed to override zoning rules to help a child into a new school because he was bullied at his previous school, in what appears to be a breakthrough for other bullied children.

Wintec to launch independent peer review into complaint relating to CEO Mark Flowers

Wintec is launching an independent peer review of a 2015 investigation into a complaint and allegations relating to its chief executive.

Manurewa West Primary principal defends his $550 ‘wellbeing’ payment

The principal of a primary school who pocketed a $550 'wellbeing' payment is defending his board saying the auditors got it wrong and the spending was justified.

Parents: more info needed about progress of non-National Standards subjects

A newly released NZCER survey shows parents are generally happy with the information they receive from schools, but reporting on achievement of subjects outside National Standards could be better.

Mixed reaction to misspending by schools

There are mixed reactions over serious misspending by certain schools.

Miramar Central school told to pay $3000 for ‘unreasonable and oppressive’ seclusion of autistic...

A Wellington school has been told to pay a family $3000 after it "unreasonably and oppressively" locked a disabled child in a time-out room multiple times.

Ride-on mowers and ‘wellbeing’ payments for principals: School spending flagged

The Auditor-General has highlighted school spending including overseas travel, a $7000 staff party and gifts for principals including a ride-on mower and "wellbeing" payments.

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Editorial: NCEA, assessment and attitudes must change

Senior school students received their NCEA results this week and few will have been surprised. Their teachers will have ensured that most of them got their required credits from internal assessments before they sat the national exams.

New CEO for N4L