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Wagging warning to parents: Take school attendance seriously

Fewer students are attending school regularly as figures reveal "patterns of absences". And the Government is warning parents to take their child's school attendance more seriously. Data taken from Term 2 last year showed there was...

‘Appalling’ : Almost one in three children with disabilities unlawfully denied school enrolment

Almost one in three New Zealand children with a disability are being unlawfully denied enrolment at their local school, a new survey has found. It also revealed many of those who were enrolled faced bullying...

Helping your kids beat the back-to-school blues

Last year Wellington parent Jo expected some reluctance and a few nerves from her two children as they returned to school, but she was completely unprepared for the “frenzy of anxiety” that hit both...

Online or onsite education: how do you choose?

There are so many reasons for choosing e-learning. You can study when and where you choose, thereby slotting it in around commitments of work and home. There is no cost attached to opening a...

The battle of the lunchbox

There’s a battle going on that won’t be on the news tonight, yet mums and dad around the world know it all too well. I’m talking, of course, about the battle of the lunchbox. Every...

Getting on top of our big bullying problem

It started as a regular Tuesday at school for 15-year-old Sophia, but by 11.40am everything had changed. During maths a giggling classmate thrust a list at her, ‘Stuff We Hate About Sophia and Dylan’....

Learning life skills in school time prepares students for the real world

Writing CVs, applying for mortgages and enrolling to vote are all important life skills but most people have to learn how to do them on their own. However, students will now be able to learn...

Inclusive practice benefits all learners

Since the beginning of 2019, Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto (a name gifted by Ngāi Tahu to Beckenham School) has been developing a pilot project in partnership with the Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour...

The Incredible Years Autism programme in action

The Incredible Years Autism programme (IYA) is a Ministry of Education social wellbeing initiative that focuses on key adults (caregivers and whānau, teachers/kaiako) who support children on the autism spectrum. The IYA programme was developed...

Media alert: How schools and other educational institutions can combat cyberbullying

More than 90 per cent of Australian teenagers own a smartphone 1 and even 67 per cent of primary-school-aged children own their own screen-based, mobile device ,2  With such pervasive use of technology in schools, it’s no...

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