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School of the Week: Mount Maunganui College

In a first of a weekly series profiling our local schools, Bay of Plenty Times reporter Zoe Hunter takes a look at Mount Maunganui College's values, achievements and community involvement.

SpeedMeet connects young people with employers

SpeedMeet events "fantastic opportunity" for both young people and employers.

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).

Mt Albert Grammar appeals to parents to fund new buildings

New Zealand's second-biggest school is appealing to parents to help pay for new buildings because it says Government funding is not enough.

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.

New service aims to better connect students to local jobs

Connecting secondary school students to a range of career options and local employment opportunities is the key aim of a new service.

St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College abuzz with 150th Jubilee preparations

Preparations to celebrate the 150th year of St Joseph's Maori Girls College are in their final stages as the school's jubilee weekend fast approaches.

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".

High school teachers may lodge unusual claim for immediate 5 per cent pay rise

High-school teachers may lodge an unusual claim for an immediate 5 per cent pay rise, a year before their next wage increase is due, to help overcome a desperate teacher shortage.

Build-Ability Challenge kicks off – Vote for your school

Online voting for the annual secondary school Build-Ability Challenge opens today, Monday 11 September. The public will have until 22 September to cast their vote.
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