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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

New education programme lifts off at schools around NZ

Andrew Parker, 37, took to the skies at Maromaku and Oturu Schools in Northland, providing rides to 120 children as part of an interactive education programme.

Riding Easy: Porirua Bikes in Schools Story

How did schools make biking the norm – and what has resulted? This story tells how Bikes in Schools has emerged and expanded in Porirua, focusing on three schools, deciles 1 to 4.

A bright future for learners planning on entering the construction sector

Even if gaining a Trades qualification from Ara Institute of Canterbury may take a few years, graduate prospects seem brighter than ever.

Opinion: Bullying in ECE

In a 2018 social media survey of early childhood (EC) teachers in New Zealand, 52% of the 700 respondents reported they had experienced bullying in their workplaces.

‘The trend is of concern’ – School leavers with no qualifications rises

By John Gerritsen of RNZ The number of teenagers leaving school with no qualification rose for the second consecutive year in 2019 with boys and Māori worst affected, Education Ministry figures show. Twelve per cent of...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Covid kept rich kids in school but poor kids stayed away

Covid-19 actually kept more rich kids in school than usual, while scaring poorer kids away.

Lighting technician wins Skills Active Apprentice of the Year, shares his story in a...

Lucas Tofani Souza, who works as a lighting technician for ETS/Hang-Up Entertainment in Christchurch, has just been named Skills Active Aotearoa Apprentice of the Year. 

Ara student-directed film to feature on SkyTV

Motion Design student Kirsty Cameron has reached a couple of significant milestones in directing and producing her first film, which will soon be featured on New Zealand television.

Does education technology improve children’s learning?

Findings from a new global report synthesising 60+ years of data from 15,000+ studies have been released.

Opinion: What are the benefits of BYOD policies in primary schools?

Julie Cullen, a paediatric physiotherapist and the founder of Sensible Screen Use, comments on the results of a recent MOE study of the use of digital devices in New Zealand children.
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