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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...

Significant psychological toll from COVID-19 lockdown

Research published today has confirmed the nationwide Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown had a significant toll on New Zealanders’ wellbeing, especially for younger people – but the results were not all negative.

Ara Institute of Canterbury helps to re-imagine Red Cross charity event

Ara Institute of Canterbury visual communications and fashion design students took their re-imagined, recrafted and refined works of art to the people on September 4

Ara hosts Minister: Institute’s release of ‘Framework for Māori Achievement’

Minister Kelvin Davis visited Ara Institute of Canterbury on 11 August and was briefed on the status of the Institute's very first ‘Framework for Māori Achievement’.

Hon. James Shaw visits Ara Institute of Canterbury to talk sustainability

Ara Institute of Canterbury hosted the Hon. James Shaw yesterday in an open-forum discussion at Te Ōhaka with students, staff and a group of founders of associated ‘sustainable’ start-ups. 

New study of impact of COVID-19 pandemic on global education

IEA and UNESCO are launching a study with the European Commission to draw a more comprehensive picture of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global education.

Pact programme supports people to lead better lives

Pact’s Greymouth Community Support worker James Tainui helps support people to lead fulfilling lives in the community.

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.

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...

Careerforce-Yale partnership empowers change

Graduates of a transformational leadership development pilot programme shared what they had learnt at a special graduation event held at Careerforce’s Wellington offices in March 2020.
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