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A lesson in sneezing (safely)

Using glitter, bubbles, and water spray, children learn how far and fast untrapped sneeze droplets travel through the air for others to breathe.

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...

Making a difference in the community with Wattie’s Cans for Good

Wattie’s Cans for Good is back; the national can ‘collection, creation, education and donation’ campaign run by The Salvation Army in partnership with Wattie’s for New Zealand schools.

Celebrating world oceans day with a new educational resource

A new marine outreach educational resource has been launched across New Zealand today to mark World Oceans Day on the 8th June.

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.

Beyond the classroom – environmental education

Treemendous, Garden to Table and Enviroschools programmes are transforming schools around the country – and they’re providing much more than just aesthetic benefits.

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...

Bringing the child abuse conversation into the classroom

JUDE BARBACK looks at the collaborative approach between schools, communities, police, CYF, the Ministry and child advocacy organisations to help ensure students are safe at school and at home.

Life and death on the front lines of teen health: Why we have health...

A comprehensive school health clinic is making all the difference in the lives of kids who otherwise might not get the care they need.

Educating the Fidgetal Generation

JUDE BARBACK gets a glimpse at what the classroom of the future will look like at global education technology summit Bett Asia 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.
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