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Mount Maunganui College principal to move to Otumoetai College

"It is all a bit raw," Russell Gordon said after calling time on his role as principal of Mount Maunganui College.

School to review uniform policy after girl wears trousers

Whanganui High School will review its uniform policy in the wake of one of its female students insisting on wearing trousers to school.

Teachers call for more research on ‘dangerous experiment’ of modern learning environments

High-school teachers have asked for more research on what they say is a "dangerous experiment" of putting several classes together in multi-teacher "modern learning environments".

The end of NCEA as we know it?

The Government’s review of NCEA is set to address the impact of over-assessment on students and teachers.

Making our secondary schools more accessible to parents

Parents love to talk schools. Which high school your kids will attend is a hot topic on soccer sidelines, at school assemblies and over Friday wines. As parents of a nine-year-old boy, my husband...

What Kiwi teens really think about sex education

The call for better and more comprehensive sex education in schools is growing louder and in recent months much of it has been coming from school students themselves. Is what teens are being taught about sex and sexuality hitting the mark?

Principals concerned pay rates not attracting secondary teachers

New Zealand Secondary Principals’ Council chair James Morris discusses the elephant in the room – how pay is affecting New Zealand's secondary teacher shortage.

Whanganui City College to introduce compulsory te reo Māori

Learning te reo Māori will be compulsory for all year 9 students starting at Whanganui City College next year.

Wanganui Collegiate overcomes financial difficulties

Wanganui Collegiate School was more than $320,000 in debt at the end of 2016, and the auditor-general had issues with its banking arrangements and unauthorised borrowing.

Schools and principals stronger together – NZSPC

Introducing new NZSPC (New Zealand Secondary Principals’ Council) chair, Darfield High School principal James Morris.
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