Papamoa’s Tahatai Coast School and local fitness provider CrossFit Alliance have embarked on a unique partnership, which was launched today with the gift of a sports T-shirt for every student and staff member in the colour of their whare (house).
National Standards is still one of the most contentious issues in primary education. The Labour Party have said that they’ll rescind National’s centrepiece education policy from the 2008 election should they find themselves in the big office after September 23 this year.
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.
Minister of Education Nikki Kaye today announced a $3 million package to help ease teaching shortages in Auckland, after the NZEI reported that two thirds of Auckland teachers are considering leaving the region because they can't afford to live there, but president of the NZEI Lynda Stuart tells Education Central she's not convinced.
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.
Girls know almost 20 per cent more words than boys by the age of 2, a new study has found.
JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for and against making te reo Māori compulsory in New Zealand schools.