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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...

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.

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Teacher Danielle Myburgh asks: Are we frequently accepting outdated, old fashioned, ineffective, unproductive wooden spoke wheels in education?

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.

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.

New toolkit to help schools support student wellbeing

A free wellbeing toolkit to support Kiwi kids with their mental health and wellbeing has been launched by the All Right? campaign. Sparklers consists of 36 activities that teachers can use to help their year...

Rural school principals doing it tough

Waitotara School principal Jane Corcoran wears many hats.

Crisis of Anxiety: A call for more counsellors in our schools

Are we are doing enough to ensure the wellbeing of students at all levels in our schools? ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY reports. 
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