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Study suggests it’s better to teach children water safety in natural environments

It could be better to teach children water safety skills in natural environments, like rivers, rather than just in a pool, new research suggests. The University of Otago study involved 120 children, who took part...

Ministry tells school hostels to isolate students at risk of having coronavirus

The Ministry of Education has told school hostels that they must have facilities to isolate students at risk of having coronavirus. New advice posted on the ministry website today says hostels "may need to give consideration to...

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...

Teacher shortage still critical in provincial areas

The teacher shortage has eased slightly in Auckland, but is still critical in some provincial areas such as Northland, Waikato and Hawke's Bay. One in seven Auckland schools - 82 out of 553 - were...

International students set to start school in NZ stuck in Wuhan over coronavirus fears

Two international students set to start school in New Zealand next week are stuck in the Chinese city shut down by the deadly virus causing global alarm. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health is considering options...

NCEA exam results D-Day arrives for thousands of students

By RNZ Thousands of high school students from New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Niue will find out their NCEA results online today. Late last year, about 140,000 high school pupils attended 119 exam sessions. The results...

National’s policy for tertiary education

The National party has started releasing discussion papers, floating ideas that might end up in next year’s election policy.  Or might not, depending on the public’s reaction.  Road testing policy ideas is a smart...

Living wage offered to education support workers

Whanganui school support staff have been waiting a long time to hear good news about their pay and working conditions and now they may have it. Along with over 30,000 New Zealand school support staff,...

NCEA level 2 maths debacle: Examiners ‘messed up’

A curly question in last week's NCEA Level Two maths exam has prompted dozens of complaints, with a university maths professor saying those who put the test together "messed up". The question asked students to...

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...
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