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Are you New Zealand’s healthiest school?

A new programme designed to get Kiwi kids moving and stay healthy could see primary schools score a visit from rugby legend Cory Jane and hockey legend Gemma McCaw.

Health education experts: ACC sex consent classes are an $18m waste of money

Health education experts are calling the decision to extend the $18m Mates and Dates programme "an outrageous waste of public money" calling for that money to support teachers and schools to deliver long-term sustainable and quality programmes.

Vegetable Maths Masters: The app that could make kids love their greens

Getting children to eat their greens is notoriously difficult, but a brand new smartphone app may offer parents a helping hand by making vegetables more psychologically appealing to their youngsters.

Preventing teacher burnout: lessons learned from the Christchurch earthquakes

New research into the ability of teachers to regulate their emotions in a disaster has resulted in invaluable insights and practical recommendations for schools and teachers.

Counsellors welcome free counselling pilot for 18-25 year olds

Mental health providers are encouraged to put forward innovative bids to run a pilot programme to provide free counselling for 18 to 25 year olds as part of new Government initiative.

School children surrounded by unhealthy eating messages

A major cause of New Zealand’s high rates of obesity has been mapped in a world-first study.

Student counselling in crisis: Are the new support guidelines enough?

With many student counsellors now leaving the profession, the need for better resourcing and support has never been more acute. New guidelines aimed at supporting secondary school counsellors, however, have been found wanting. Rachel Helyer Donaldson reports.

“If we wait until high school, it’s too late” – the urgent need for...

With an increasing number of Year 1 to 8 children with depression, severe anxiety and a tendency for self-harm, the need for counsellors in primary and intermediates schools has never been higher. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

Research shows Kiwi kids benefiting from KickStart brekkies

New study shows that the KickStart Breakfast programme making a difference to children’s health.

Is it time to change New Zealand’s “white, middle-class” approach to reading?

Our approach to reading in New Zealand assumes children come to school with “white, middle-class experiences” and we need to take a good hard look at how we structure literacy learning. By Anna Clements.
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REIMAGINING QUALIFICATIONS

Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.

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