Pukehina's once flourishing school is making a last throw of the dice to try and stave off closure.
Primary school league tables will be axed, and high-school exams are in for a big shake-up as the new Labour-led Government moves to make schools focus on learning rather than assessment.
A Tauranga counsellor says she is seeing increasing levels of anxiety in children and would like counsellors to be brought into primary schools to address the issues earlier.
A move to address child mental health and behavioural issues by piloting counsellors in primary schools has been dubbed "the best thing the Government has done" by a Rotorua counsellor.
Developing empathy and encouraging humane treatment towards all animals from the next generation is behind the SPCA’s launch of a series of storybooks for primary school children.
A school food charity says demand for emergency food supplies in low decile schools has doubled over the past 6 years.
SAFE has created an exciting new game on its new Animal Squad website as a tool to help teach young people compassion and empathy.