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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".

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.

NCEA results today – but is this the end of NCEA as we know...

About 140,000 school students will find out today how well they have done in New Zealand's annual examination ritual - a rite of progress that may look completely different by the end of next year.

Help your child prepare for NCEA examinations

Talking to their children about study and preparation in the lead up to NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship examinations is one of the ways parents can assist their child to do well, says the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

Industry adopts water-only policy for primary schools

Drink manufacturers have agreed to a world-leading water-only policy for all New Zealand primary and intermediate schools.

Crying out for Chromebooks?

With schools well-versed in the tablet vs netbook debate, Google have thrown another option into the mix. Touted as cheap, fast and functional, could Google Chromebooks be just what schools are looking for?

New Zealand’s first charter school – three years on

JUDE BARBACK checks in on New Zealand’s first charter school nearly three years on to find out how it is progressing, in spite of ongoing opposition to the partnership schools model.

Paul Little: Focus on kids, not their clothes

By: Paul Little Once, at intermediate school age, I moved from a school where the uniform included a cap that had to be worn every day to a school where the uniform included a cap...

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.

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?
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