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Government school donations plan: How many have signed up?

A late surge has seen almost 90 per cent of decile 1 to 7 public schools - affecting 416,000 students - signing up to the Government's offer of $150 per student for axing parent...

New rules may force more students to attend their local schools

A Government takeover of school zoning may lock more students into attending their local schools - although schools that take out-of-zone students hope they will still be allowed to do so. A new Education Support...

Media alert: How schools and other educational institutions can combat cyberbullying

More than 90 per cent of Australian teenagers own a smartphone 1 and even 67 per cent of primary-school-aged children own their own screen-based, mobile device ,2  With such pervasive use of technology in schools, it’s no...

Skills Bright Sparks 2019 winners announced

“We think this is really exciting – of those who placed in our awards for 2019, just under half were female.” An app that allows parents and siblings of wayward teens to eject them from...

New Zealand encourages the world’s international students to ‘Ask New Anything’

A new global, digital campaign designed to appeal to prospective students who are attracted to New Zealand’s progressive and inclusive society was launched this week by Education New Zealand (ENZ). “The campaign, ‘Ask New Anything’,...

Ministry wants to ban choke-risk foods from early childhood centres

The Ministry of Education is considering a ban on foods including sausages, chips and popcorn in early childhood centres because they pose a high choking risk. The ministry has told centres it wants to make...

Physical contact rules that led to bans on teachers hugging children may be relaxed

Restrictions which have made some schools ban teachers from hugging or touching children may soon be relaxed. Teachers, principals and the Teaching Council are all proposing changes that would let teachers use physical force as...

Whanganui security training programme stays true to Māori warden principles

A new Whanganui-based security training programme based on the principles of being a Māori warden is attracting students from throughout the North Island. About 100 people attended a graduation ceremony on Saturday at which students...

Schools block 2.2 billion attempts to access gaming and other blocked sites

Schools blocked an extraordinary 2.2 billion student attempts to access gaming and other banned websites in the last three months. Network for Learning (N4L), which provides fast broadband to schools, says the number of student...

Initiative aims to turn around university access stats

A pilot scheme for promising students from four low decile Auckland schools aims to improve their chances of getting into university. Figures from 2016 show 17 percent of students in decile one and two...
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