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New dawn for Māori history in schools

Implementation of the New Zealand history curriculum resource, Te Takanga o te Wā was launched in style at Te Papaiouru Marae in Rotorua on Saturday.

New resources to tackle kids’ mental health and emotional wellbeing

Feel Brave and Life Education Trust partner to positively disrupt children’s mental health education in New Zealand.

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...

Honouring young writers and artists

Toitoi is a quarterly journal that celebrates the creative spirit of young writers and artists. MELISSA WASTNEY talks to editor Charlotte Gibbs about the inspiration behind this special publication, and how to maximise its use in the classroom.

Rise of the 32,000-strong volunteer primary school army

Students from Freyberg Community School in Te Atatu South are “bubbling with excitement” at the prospect of 'adopting' their local Roberts Road Reserve. They plan to upgrade it through painting, track building and planting. The...

We don’t need to reinvent the wheel… or do we?

Teacher Danielle Myburgh asks: Are we frequently accepting outdated, old fashioned, ineffective, unproductive wooden spoke wheels in education?

Minecraft in the classroom

Minecraft, the wildly popular computer game that is likened to playing with virtual Lego, has captivated the imaginations of children of all ages - and now it’s taking the education world by storm, discovers JUDE BARBACK.

Dean of Education and Social Work retiring after 40 years in education

The University of Auckland’s Dean of Education and Social Work, Professor Graeme Aitken, grew up in schools and knew he was going to be a teacher from age 15. Now retiring after 40 years as a teacher, curriculum developer, university lecturer and Dean, he presented a retrospective lecture of his time in Education.  

New cycling education programme approved

A new national cycling education system is aimed at getting more kids riding bikes safely has been approved by the Transport Agency and ACC.

5-year-olds loving technology-based learning

Patea Area School teacher Katrina Fraser says she teaches the first infant class in the country computer coding.
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