Otago Polytechnic is introducing a tool that empowers learners to develop work-ready capabilities that employers are looking for – complementary to their academic achievements. Several schools, including Otago Girls’ High School, Otago Boys’ High School...
The latest survey of schools by the New Zealand Council of Educational Research reflects some worrying trends for teachers and principals.
A teacher from New Zealand has created a world first in apps. Iain Rudkin a 4th year technology teacher at St Paul’s Collegiate has created the world’s first Lockdown app which means that a teacher can alert a senior manager of a potentially dangerous situation in the school within seconds of it occurring.
As the Government announces an inquiry into mental health and addiction services, education groups are calling for double the number of educational psychologists employed in the public sector to improve the mental health of young people.
ROWAN EDWARDS says we urgently need to increase funding for mental health services at primary and intermediate schools.
A move to address child mental health and behavioural issues by piloting counsellors in primary schools has been dubbed "the best thing the Government has done" by a Rotorua counsellor.
The recent spate of indecent assaults on young women in the region of Hawke's Bay have outraged people and caused principals to put measures in place to ensure further attacks do not happen.