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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Manurewa’s James Cook High School placed in statutory management after shutting half its students...

A South Auckland school has been placed under statutory management after achieving a stunning increase in its apparent exam pass rates by shutting half its students out of the exams.

Nearly 150,000 given NCEA credits in fee wipe

Nearly 150,000 students who have had school credits held back for years over unpaid NCEA fees have been handed over their grades. The Government on Wednesday moved to award qualifications to former pupils, some who...

Schools fear legal challenges over ‘unjust’ delays in school trustee voting

School principals are livid over delays in delivering Board of Trustees ballot papers with one saying she was prepared to the break the law to give parents time to vote.

First combined primary and secondary teachers’ strike set for May 29

Primary and secondary teachers have voted for a historic first combined all-schools strike on May 29.

Covid 19 coronavirus: Record jump in home-school enrolments

By John Gerritsen, of RNZ The Covid-19 pandemic has driven the biggest-ever increase in home-schooling enrolments, with 619 more children learning from home in July this year than at the same time last year. The jump to...

NZ universities hold their own in global rankings

New Zealand’s eight universities have held their own in the recent university rankings with Auckland and Otago shining in particular.

Compulsory parenting classes for parents of truant kids

The ACT party has today announced a new youth justice policy that will see parents facing stronger consequences for their children’s truancy and offending including compulsory parenting classes and increased fines.

Auckland kids set to wrest world record from UK schoolchildren

The world record for the biggest human image of a bike was set just last week in England - but a group of children in West Auckland plan to claim that record for their own.

Teddies in Windows

After the official COVID-19 announcement by the Prime Minister last Monday, before the official Level Four quarantine was put in place, a teddy bear hunt began. For children who can’t take part in clubs, go...

Rangitikei College scraps fees for Year 9 students

Rangitikei College will no longer ask parents to pay any fees for Year 9 students, including to take part in sports.


The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...