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Saturday, January 23, 2021

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.

KidsCan says continued hardship for families is impacting education

By RNZ As schools across the country begin to reopen, low decile schools have shared the struggles many families are facing - with some siblings sharing uniforms. KidsCan provides snacks and meals, raincoats, shoes and sanitary items...

David Stebbing – how to communicate with your children and protect them from suicide

Registered psychologist David Stebbing offers some tips for communication with children. In his own words:

Rural school principals doing it tough

Waitotara School principal Jane Corcoran wears many hats.

Workload demands at dangerous levels for primary school leaders

Principal Ricardo Fox agrees with the findings of a new survey that shows principals are under a lot of pressure and struggle to find a good work-life balance. He talks to ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY about the realities of the job.

What’s happening to U? Making sense of puberty education

Teacher Toni Ferens helps align puberty education resources with The New Zealand Curriculum and classroom teaching.

New tool recognises work-ready capabilities in secondary and tertiary students

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...

One school’s journey to teacher wellbeing

IAN VICKERS discusses the importance of teachers looking after themselves and the benefits his school has seen from the introduction of a teacher wellbeing programme.

Otago University students demand better support for rape victims

University of Otago students have hit out at the institution, saying there is not enough support for rape survivors and staff don't take the issue seriously - accusing one top staff member of referring to an alleged attacker as a "silly boy".

Traumatic incident teams begin helping schools

Following the Christchurch mosque attacks on Friday, the Ministry of Education has Traumatic Incident teams ready to help schools affected, and a range of resources for parents and educators.

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