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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...

Sign up for ShakeOut

This is a chance for everyone to practise the right action to take before, during and after earthquakes and tsunami. It’s also a great opportunity for schools to update their processes and procedures and...

Short story writing in good health: Sargeson Awards

Competition judge, writer and University of Waikato lecturer,Catherine Chidgey, commented that while the story was one of the shorter entries, every word earned its place: “Narrated by an anonymous, collective ‘we’, ‘Better Graces’ is...

Skills Bright Sparks Finalists – entries show deep concern for state of the environment

The finalists for the Skills Bright Sparks Competition have been announced, with a number of entries addressing environmental issues – indicating that the health of our planet is a major concern for Kiwi youth. Skills...
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