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Learning by cooking wins school award

A school that teaches reading and maths by cooking has won the country's first "Young Gardener of the Year" awards.

Classrooms ease pressure at Havelock North primary schools

New classrooms at Havelock North's three primary schools are solving future overcrowding problems, principals say.

Counties Power launches school programme for local kids

School children in Franklin will be safer and smarter with electricity thanks to a new school programme launched by local lines company Counties Power.

Opinion: Malcolm Dixon – Time to discuss primary school education

Primary school education was seldom mentioned throughout the election campaign and yet for everyone with children or grandchildren education plays an extremely important part in their lives.

Teachers seek changes to expert funding to help needy kids

Primary and early childhood teachers have asked the Government to let them divert money away from expert teachers to provide extra support for needy kids.

Primary teachers pin hopes on NZ First or Greens becoming part of next Govt,...

Primary teachers say they are pinning their hopes on New Zealand First or the Greens becoming part of the next Government.

Eastern Bay of Plenty schools line up for robotics challenge

Twelve teams from primary schools across the Eastern Bay of Plenty will compete in a new regional robotics competition in Whakatane this week.

Teachers speak up about National Standards

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.

Girls have 20 per cent more words than boys by age two

Girls know almost 20 per cent more words than boys by the age of 2, a new study has found.

Colour and Community – Bay of Plenty school’s new partnership with fitness provider

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).
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