Schools in Papamoa will soon be bursting at the seams as the area's population continues to soar.
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.
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 is launching an independent peer review of a 2015 investigation into a complaint and allegations relating to its chief executive.
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.
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.
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.
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.