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Wellbeing – books to help youth feel better

Want to help a student read their way to wellness? A list of suitable self-help books for young Kiwis has just been released by Books on Prescription.

Swarbrick cites own experiences on universities tour to discuss mental health

Chloe Swarbrick says young people are finding it hard to identify when they are experiencing mental health issues.

Working party for counsellor staffing levels missing from Ministry offer

Secondary school teachers' union PPTA is disappointed that the Ministry failed to include in its offer to secondary teachers a working party to look at staffing levels of school counsellors. However, some counsellors are doubtful another working party would bring about the necessary change.

Are Kiwi Kids still all right?

Rachel Helyer Donaldson looks at how our education and health systems are responding to the crisis of anxiety affecting our children and young people.

Horror stories fail to shift Education Ministry on the right to restrain

Teachers are forced to evacuate classrooms for the safety of everyone else while a rampaging child is left to do whatever they choose.

Principals say teachers working sick as schools struggle to find relievers

Teachers are going to work sick as schools struggle to find relief staff to cover absences, Bay of Plenty principals say.

Learning on beanbags: do ergonomics matter in education?

Kiwi kids are increasingly working on beanbags, but what is the impact on their bodies? And should schools be showing the same concern that employers are legally required to do, for their students? RACHEL HELYER DONALDSON looks at some of the effects of learning in a modern learning environment.

Free eye screening rolled out to South Auckland Schools

South Auckland school kids will be screened for vision conditions this month, thanks to a local charity initiative. Data from the Foundation has found one in three low decile school children has an undiagnosed vision condition.

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.
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