Damning research from the OECD tells us that New Zealand’s most disadvantaged students struggle academically more than their overseas counterparts. Why are we no closer to understanding the correlation between socio-economic status and student achievement? Is it time to stop labelling and comparing our tamariki? Is it time to shift our focus to the many unique stories of student success that look beyond mere test results? By JUDE BARBACK.
The latest survey of schools by the New Zealand Council of Educational Research reflects some worrying trends for teachers and principals.
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.
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...
A series of six more detailed reports have been published following the release of Education Matters To Me, a study conducted jointly by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) and the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) which sought to examine how students feel about education in New Zealand.
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.
On the first Monday of the school term, Veric stood up in front of 1200 students and talked openly about suicide.