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Mixed reactions to Act Party’s teacher pay policy

The Act Party's teacher performance pay policy has attracted mixed reactions. Teachers' union NZEI Te Riu Roa says it is "out of touch" with what teachers want.

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.

Sisters who went to Kereru School fight to restore roll

A countryside school where children play in the mud and climb trees is under threat of having its teaching resources halved.

Language expert: which languages will kids learn?

A languages expert is calling for a national debate on which languages children should learn under a new National Party policy to teach every child a second language.

Voluntary bonding scheme to be extended to Auckland teachers

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has confirmed that the voluntary bonding scheme will be extended to new teachers working in all Auckland schools.

Why does nobody know about the Voluntary Bonding Scheme?

The NZEI says the Government has been seemingly shy about promoting an existing bonding scheme, which could be an effective tool in easing shortages, particularly in Auckland.

Why I left teaching

John Laing's teaching career spanned almost 40 years, a lot of that spent as a rural primary teaching principal. Last year, after weathering so many changes in the education landscape, he decided he couldn't see a way to stay in the profession until retirement and maintain what work/life balance he'd managed to hold onto. In this article John reflects on some of the reasons that stacked up behind his decision to leave education.  

Otumoetai’s teaching trio of dad, son and daughter

"The most supportive family at Otumoetai College is the Braddocks," says the school principal.

Teacher shortage looming for Waikato too

Waikato schools are a couple of years away from having the same problems finding teachers currently experienced in Auckland, according to Waikato Principals' Association president Hamish Fenemor.

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.
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