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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Less than half of schools have robust sun hat policies in place to protect...

Despite schools being encouraged to implement sun protective hat wearing policy to reduce children’s future risk of skin cancer, less than half participating in a University of Otago study had robust policy in place.

Tumuaki building capability for educational success

A new leadership programme for new and aspiring tumuaki is delivered from a kaupapa Māori, indigenous world view.

Teaching Council goes digital

The Teaching Council’s new online system Hapori Matatū went online in mid-May and hundreds of educators from throughout Aotearoa have already experienced the benefits of the move online.

Creatives in Schools: second round now open

Applications are invited for the second round of Creatives in Schools, which can be implemented at any time during Terms 1 to 4 in 2021.

Later bedtimes fine for pre-schoolers if they get enough sleep

Parents of pre-schoolers can take reassurance from new Otago research which shows early bedtimes aren’t vital for healthy development, as long as young children get enough sleep.

Support package for distance learning

"The Ministry has surveyed schools and about half say they are well set up currently for distance learning using the internet. But we are taking action to support new connections and resources for students...

Using books to bust boredom and anxiety

By Carole Brungar As I write this, we’re one week into our country’s amazing effort to self-isolate. How do you keep things ‘real’ and ‘normal’ for children when the world around you has come to...

Massey University Semester One Updates

Face-to-face teaching at Massey University stopped as of 24 March 2020, due to the COVID-19 regulations. This meant both staff and students quickly moved to using online-teaching resources, greatly impacting the performance of all...

NCEA online-learning tool LearnCoach made free for lockdown

LearnCoach, which offers video tutorials to help students with NCEA studies, has made its service free during the lockdown. It usually costs $2 a week or a one-off annual payment of $104 for unrestricted access...

Whitireia focus on cutting edge interactive learning

The School of Health & Social Services at Whitireia has opened a new interactive lab for students as it continues to build on its impressive suite of cutting-edge facilities - and more is planned. The...


The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...