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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...

Early Intervention – more than a funding injection needed

A $21.5 million funding boost for early intervention services can’t come soon enough for the early childhood education (ECE) sector, but is the current system in need of a shake-up too? JUDE BARBACK looks at what ECE centres need to see real change.

Feeling safe and sound through music therapy

Primary students who began to experience anxiety and stress following a series of earthquakes are learning to build resilience by using music as a release.

A relief teacher’s guide to a happy class

A relief teacher’s guide to a happy class With many teacher graduates struggling to find full-time positions, even in subjects for which there are supposedly shortages, relief teaching is a popular option in the interim. Scientist-turned-teacher, PAUL DACOMBE-BIRD, shares what he has learned on the day relief circuit.

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.

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...

Kiwi Mum and Dad’s filmmaking mission to keep kids safe online

A New Zealand filmmaking couple has just released the product of 18 months’ filming and production to help parents keep their children safe online. Our Kids Online; Porn, Predators and How to Keep Them Safe...

Mental health support for all Year 1-8 kids in Canterbury

Every child in Canterbury’s primary and intermediate schools now has access to mental health and wellbeing support through their local school thanks to the Government’s Mana Ake programme.

ADHD son inspires study, scholarship and systemic change for neuro-diverse kids

Parents and whanau need guidance information and knowledge when navigating the world of ADHD diagnosis and care for their kids, says second year Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Waikato Kelly Robyns. “Currently...

Traumatic incident teams begin helping schools

Following the Christchurch mosque attacks on Friday, the Ministry of Education has Traumatic Incident teams ready to help schools affected, and a range of resources for parents and educators.
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