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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?

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.

Unions opposed to more charter schools

Response to the government’s announcement that they are to build four more partnership schools in 2019 has been quick and unequivocal.

Schools and principals stronger together – NZSPC

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

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.

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".

Overcrowded school plans 7.45am start

Schools bursting at seams are having to use prefabs, halls and staff rooms for classes as Auckland grows.

Jacinda Ardern promises $2000 award for best students in vocational courses

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says her Government will set up a new $2000 award for the best student in vocational courses in each state secondary school.

Jacinda Ardern accused of ‘kneejerk’ policy on driver licences

Secondary school principals have slammed a Labour proposal for free driving lessons in school hours as "low-level thinking that is not helpful".

Young people – have your say on our education system

Registrations close Sunday 3 September for the Youth Advisory Group and Online Youth Forum that gives young people the chance to have a say about education in New Zealand.
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