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Friday, November 24, 2017

MPs urge delay in school bus cuts in Howick, Pakuranga, Botany

East Auckland's two members of Parliament have asked Auckland Transport to postpone planned cuts in school bus services by six months to allow time for consultation.

Child who didn’t get mumps injection told to stay home

Students who haven't had an injection against mumps are being told to stay away from school, even if they miss exams, as Auckland grapples with its worst mumps epidemic in more than 20 years.

Almost all our kids worry about bullying, violence

Data shows 89% of New Zealand youth fret about poverty and a whopping 93% worry a lot, or sometimes, about bullying.

Kura principal Katene Paenga wins $73,000 for unjustified dismissal

An Auckland kura principal has been awarded nearly $73,000 for lost wages and compensation after being found to have been unjustifiably dismissed.

Auckland education company ‘preyed on parents’ hopes and fears’ to sell products

An Auckland educational company preyed on parents' "hopes and fears" about their children's future to sell expensive tuition products, a court has heard.

Putting autistic children in seclusion rooms not uncommon – expert

A Ministry of Education survey last year, found putting autistic children in seclusion rooms is not uncommon.

Schools being asked to do parents role

A Dunedin school principal is increasingly concerned by the social expectations imposed on schools - and says some parents need to take more responsibility for their children's actions.

Ruru Specialist School told to apologise after autistic boy put in tiny ‘safe area’

A special school which repeatedly placed an upset autistic child into a tiny "safe area" has been asked to apologise following an investigation by a government watchdog.

Water Safety NZ invests $1.66m into water safety education

New Zealand is towards the upper end of drowning death rates in the OECD. Water Safety New Zealand CEO Jonty Mills says it’s imperative that water safety skills training becomes an integral part of the education process for all New Zealand children.

Zero applicants for teaching jobs: Schools say Christmas will be too late

School principals say they are getting zero applicants for some teaching jobs as the teacher shortage intensifies.

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Govt rejects secondary teacher pay rise proposal

The PPTA is disappointed at the Government's rejection of their proposal to increase secondary teachers' salaries by five per cent to help alleviate teacher shortage.