"It is all a bit raw," Russell Gordon said after calling time on his role as principal of Mount Maunganui College.
Whanganui High School will review its uniform policy in the wake of one of its female students insisting on wearing trousers to school.
Watch: A thunderous haka closed Sir John Graham's funeral today.
Huge gaps between boys and girls, and among New Zealand's main ethnic groups, show no sign of closing in the latest data on primary school literacy and numeracy.
The NZEI says the Government has been seemingly shy about promoting an existing bonding scheme, which could be an effective tool in easing shortages, particularly in Auckland.
Responsibility for teachers’ professional learning and development (PLD) will be transferred from the Ministry of Education to the Education Council.