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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

New strings to their bows

Sistema Aotearoa's music education programme melds Mozart and waiata and is changing communities, one violin at a time, writes MELISSA WASTNEY.

Recognition for historian’s innovative teaching practices

Professor Paul Moon proved the experts wrong when his fully online history courses increased student engagement. This week his efforts have been recognised by AUT's highest accolade.

Technology hui for teachers, by teachers

Computing giant Microsoft to host technology hui for teachers this weekend.

How to keep your adult mind active in isolation

Isolation can be tedious, especially when you think you should be out exercising like the rest of the suburb but really – look at the weather. Grey skies, a bit of drizzle – there’s...

Auckland School gets on board Mastercard Girls4Tech to encourage STEM Education

As term four begins, an Auckland school is ramping up its focus on STEM with Girls4Tech™, a global Mastercard initiative, to encourage girls to get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

School Transformation: “It’s about getting the right people on the bus”

JUDE BARBACK talks to Mana College principal John Murdoch about what it takes to turn a school around.

G.J. Gardner donates profits from house sales to Big Buddy

Profits from the sale of two houses - one in Hamilton and one in Pukekohe - have been donated by construction company G.J Gardiner to Big Buddy - a New Zealand charity that partners fatherless boys with a positive male role model.

Surf’s up: school surf competition attracts community support

Students from two Bay of Plenty schools got the opportunity to showcase their surfing skills at a recent inter-school surfing competition, supported by businesses and families from the local community.

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.

School leadership legacy

The legacy of a University of Auckland academic who changed the way educators around the world view school leadership and improved outcomes for school students across the globe is being celebrated with the awarding of the title Distinguished Professor Emeritus.


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...