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Saturday, January 23, 2021

School creates natural fit for students

Supporting students with disabilities to accomplish their goals, Hillcrest High School’s Physical Assistance Centre in Hamilton is “an everyday part of the school culture”.

Spotlight on RTLBs – Making changes that work

John McRae speaks to a Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour to get a better insight into the vital work they carry out in Kiwi schools.

Building collaboration and learning

The relocation and rebuild of a specialist day school has provided learning opportunities for more than one school community.

Inclusive approach helps former refugees feel at home

Arriving in New Zealand as a former refugee is often a shock to the system and being introduced to schooling for the first time can be a big challenge. For two years a primary school in Dunedin has been helping former refugee students settle into their new lives.

Could robots in schools help students with special educational needs?

A robot is being trialled in Australia to help children with special educational needs. But what do New Zealand schools think of the idea? Jody Hopkinson finds out.

Eighteen and already making a difference to children with disabilities

At just eighteen years old, Hastings teacher aide, Willa Sophia Maguire-Harbrow, is doing amazing work supporting children with special needs at Kōwhai Special School.

Rethinking learning support

The Government has announced funding for 600 new learning support coordinators (LSCs) to focus on students with complex needs. What does this mean for our children, our schools – and our future? Might it bring us a step closer towards equity and excellence in education? By Anna Clements.

Exclusive: Serious concern over preschool checks as conditions not picked-up

One of the country's biggest health initiatives isn't picking up serious problems and could actually widen the rich-poor divide.

One in five pupils now need help with learning disorders

Those who went through primary school 30 or more years ago probably have no idea what classrooms are like today.

Struggling to learn: ‘It’s like coming out of the fog, you can see each...

The final part of our three-part series on children who are "wired differently" asks: How can we do better?

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