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Cultural diversity role brings communities together

One Christchurch high school has created a coordinated approach to inclusion by appointing a cultural diversity facilitator to help bring the school’s communities together.

Beating bullying before it begins – addressing bullying in ECE

Bullying is a difficult topic to broach in early childhood settings, but experts agree it could be the opportune time to prevent bullying behaviours from developing. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

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...

Youth Mental Health: One-size-fits-all approach not working

Schools and communities say the funding for youth mental health initiatives needs to be directed to them directly to so that programmes suit the specific needs of their young people. By Ruby Harfield.

Young people’s health and wellbeing high on Budget agenda

True to its name, the Wellbeing Budget delivered initiatives to support young people’s health and wellbeing, including the expansion of the nurses in schools programme.

48-hour wellbeing challenge for Kiwi students

Kiwi students from six New Zealand universities will compete in a new 48-hour challenge to improve wellbeing.

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.

Suspensions up over 25% – time to provide students online choice

Latest Ministry of Education figures, released under the Official Information Act, reveal the number of school students suspended increased by 25.4% - from 2,618 students in 2015 to 3,283 in 2019, with the current...

Blokes vs Books – A Reading Initiative

Sponsored Article https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8JmeW_QtZo&feature=emb_title Your favourite Kiwi celebs are getting behind the annual New Zealand ‘Blokes vs Books’ campaign to inspire reading amongst New Zealand men. A joint initiative between Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly The Book...

The “Kardashian effect”: in defence of single gender education

In New Zealand, single-gender education is a choice parents can make – not a common scenario in comparable state education systems. As the debate continues to burn in the US, JAYLAN BOYLE talks to two principals of single-gender schools about why they believe their school environment is a force for good – both cite reasons that might not be immediately obvious.
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