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.
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.
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.
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.
A major cause of New Zealand’s high rates of obesity has been mapped in a world-first study.
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.
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.
New study shows that the KickStart Breakfast programme making a difference to children’s health.
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.