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.
The latest survey of schools by the New Zealand Council of Educational Research reflects some worrying trends for teachers and principals.
A week of healthy eating, moving and learning awaits students at Arataki Primary School in Mount Maunganui. Two key messages for the children would be positive and simple: drink more water, eat real food.
Children will wear small portable cameras on their clothes as part of a new Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland study that will investigate how the marketing of healthy products and lifestyles affects children’s everyday lives.
A health and education hub incorporating a new Early Learning Centre, extra-curricular facility Kip McGrath and offices for much-needed child wellbeing services will open next year at Queenstown’s Remarkables Park.
A Tauranga counsellor says she is seeing increasing levels of anxiety in children and would like counsellors to be brought into primary schools to address the issues earlier.
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.
A comprehensive school health clinic is making all the difference in the lives of kids who otherwise might not get the care they need.