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Student spotlight: Maori Scholarship winner awarded Dux

Year 13 student Carym Wharerau enjoyed great success in his final year of school at Okaihau School.

Secondary students encouraged to enter inaugural Crimson awards

A new set of national awards for student athletes, leaders, entrepreneurs, performers and academics have been launched by Crimson Education.

Treasury warns of ‘gap’ in school data without national standards

The Treasury has warned that there will be "a gap in systems-level information" on primary school performance because the Government has axed national standards before putting anything in their place.

Opinion: Filip Vachuda – In defence of academic subjects

Year 13 student FILIP VACHUDA says assigning subjects like acting, building or painting a similar academic status as subjects like Calculus, Science or History "completely misses the mark".

School of the Week: Katikati College

The school ball, student performances and prizegivings - these are a few of Carolyn Pentecost's favourite things.

Kerikeri teen part of new education advisory group

Kerikeri teenager Hadassah Wharawhara is one of 12 young people selected to form a new Ministry of Education Youth Advisory Group, established to enable her generation to have their say regarding the education system and issues that affect them.

Govt rejects secondary teacher pay rise proposal

The PPTA is disappointed at the Government's rejection of their proposal to increase secondary teachers' salaries by five per cent to help alleviate teacher shortage.

Youth Advisory Group members announced

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced the twelve young New Zealanders selected to take part in the 2018 Ministerial Youth Advisory Group.

Level 1 NCEA maths exam gets fail mark from teachers

Exasperated maths teachers are drafting a letter of complaint after a major exam left baffled students facing questions they had little chance of answering.

Minister sets up youth advisory group

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has named 12 students for his Ministerial Youth Advisory Group.
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