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Study investigates New Zealanders’ attitudes towards working from home

A University of Otago study of 2,595 New Zealanders working from home during lockdown suggests that most people were equally or more productive.

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...

No place for a ‘she’ll be right’ approach when it comes to dyslexia

Whilst at kindy, a four-year-old drew a freehand diagram of how he wished the playground be organised. The diagram was specific. It appeared to the naked eye to be drawn to scale and also...

More support needed to improve school culture, says advocacy group

In a rare move, the Ministry of Education has agreed to override zoning rules to allow a bullied student to change schools this year. Is this merely a Band-Aid solution that avoids addressing an underlying culture of bullying in our schools?

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’....

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.

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.

Reading, Writing, ‘Rithmetic…and R-rated content?

A huge number of children have been exposed to inappropriate content at school. Rachel Helyer Donaldson discusses the difficulties and realities of teaching children to be responsible digital citizens in a world where R-rated material is sometimes just a click away.

Behaviour is the elephant in the classroom

What’s the secret to managing classroom behaviour and why is it so important? Tom Bennett, the UK’s “behaviour tsar”, explains. By Anna Clements.

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.
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