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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

A two-way runway: international students and global citizenship

Global citizenship is not just about arming Kiwi kids with the confidence to branch out: the world is increasingly coming to New Zealand, to the point that international education is now one of the linchpins of our export economy. By Jaylan Boyle.

Future of Hato Petera College in balance – Commissioner to be appointed

A Commissioner will be appointed to take over Hato Petera College as it battles a low roll, governance issues, and an uncertain future.

South Taranaki school teaches protest as part of curriculum

A South Taranaki school is weaving protest into the teaching of the curriculum.

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.

Thousands of free lunchboxes for new entrants in low decile schools

Over 8,000 new entrants at more than 250 low decile schools will receive a lunch box and drink bottle from Sistema as part of a new programme to encourage healthy, waste-free lunches.

Teaching Council goes digital

The Teaching Council’s new online system Hapori Matatū went online in mid-May and hundreds of educators from throughout Aotearoa have already experienced the benefits of the move online.

Is there room for overseas ECE providers in New Zealand

As massive United States ECE provider Primrose Schools considers expansion into New Zealand, JUDE BARBACK looks at the implications for local ECE providers.

Workload demands at dangerous levels for primary school leaders

Principal Ricardo Fox agrees with the findings of a new survey that shows principals are under a lot of pressure and struggle to find a good work-life balance. He talks to ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY about the realities of the job.

Getting schools ready for digital exams

Schools planning to offer digital exams this year can get their technical readiness assessed through a new programme led by Network for Learning (N4L) in partnership with NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority). Beginning this week,...

KiVa achieves anti-bullying results in Kiwi schools

With an emphasis on bullying prevention, intervention and monitoring, the KiVa anti-bullying programme originating in Finland is already seeing fantastic results in New Zealand schools, writes DEIDRE VERCAUTEREN.


The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...