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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

“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.

The power of the b-word: knowing when to use it and how to deal...

With Bullying-Free NZ Week happening this week, JUDE BARBACK suggests we need to make sure our children understand what constitutes bullying and how to deal with it.

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...

Schools need to focus on kids, not adults – School Trustees Association

Schools need to remember their core business looking after children, not adults.

Praise for Piki: Wellington students welcome free mental health support

Tertiary students in the greater Wellington region are pleased to see the expansion of Piki, a free youth mental health support pilot.

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.

Bullying-Free NZ Week is all about Celebrating Being Us

Schools are encouraged to promote the theme of this year's Bullying-free NZ Week: Whakanuia Tōu Āhua Ake / Celebrating Being Us. Bullying Free NZ Week 2019 is from 13-17 May.

Steps to a bullying-free school

Learning how to understand those who are different from oneself is at the heart of Te Awa School’s bullying prevention culture.

US teacher’s mental health ‘check-in’ board goes viral

A US teacher's "check-in" board, which allows students to anonymously express how they are feeling, has gone viral.

Secondary schools need more support for student wellbeing

New research shows that New Zealand secondary schools feel under pressure to meet the increasingly complex needs of students, including mental health issues.
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