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Friday, January 21, 2022

St Cuthbert’s College principal resigns after a year in the job

The principal of one of Auckland's most exclusive private girls' schools has resigned suddenly just as school is set to return for the year, and after just four terms in the job.

The gender divide: men in ECE

KATE RUSSELL investigates why there are so few male early childhood education teachers in New Zealand.

NZ Herald editorial: Auckland poorer if young careerists cannot afford its houses

The damage done to Auckland by house price inflation is starkly apparent when young couples start looking for work elsewhere once they contemplate having children.

Northland teachers see engineering in the real world

They say there is no substitute for experience - so six Northland teachers donned hard hats and hi-vis jackets as they took a day out to see engineering in action.

The long and winding road to postgrad education

Many teacher education providers are pushing for a master’s level qualification to become the minimum requirement to become a teacher, while others think this approach will deter aspiring teachers. With the initial teacher education (ITE) postgraduate pilot now in its third year, the Ministry of Education is getting closer to making a decision on the future shape of ITE. Which way will it go and what impact will it have? asks JUDE BARBACK.

End of an era for five Havelock North High School teachers

It is the end of an era for five Havelock North High School staff, as they retire after more than 40 years of service.

Glenfield principal moves to Long Bay after just 16 months

A North Shore principal has left "disappointment and initially anger" in his wake by moving on to a bigger school after just 18 months.

Why become a teacher? A student’s perspective

While many young people are turning away from teaching, citing poor pay and stress, what motivates those who do enrol to be a teacher? We talked to third-year Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary student Amy Davis from South Auckland.

Affordable housing fears could hit supply of teachers

Fears are growing that young teachers may be put off shifting to Tauranga because of its reputation for unaffordable housing.

Schools cut reading, extension programmes due to teacher shortage

Auckland's teacher shortage is forcing many schools to cut literacy and extension programmes, a principals' survey has found.

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