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“If we wait until high school, it’s too late” – the urgent need for...

With an increasing number of Year 1 to 8 children with depression, severe anxiety and a tendency for self-harm, the need for counsellors in primary and intermediates schools has never been higher. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

Strike action on the cards for teachers

Industrial action is possible for primary school teachers after union negotiations with the Ministry of Education fell short of expectations for higher pay and addressing teacher shortages.

Warning against relying on Reading Recovery for struggling readers – ERO

Teachers are being warned not to rely on Reading Recovery for struggling young readers because it probably doesn't work, a new report says.

Comps and resources galore for eco-friendly schools

A range of gardening and environmental competitions and initiatives are currently open to New Zealand schools that are keen to take advantage of programmes promoting a sustainable and healthy approach to life.

Restoring school entry age of 5 may cost taxpayers $42m

Axing early school entry before age 5 may cost taxpayers up to $42 million a year, official documents show.

Workload demands at dangerous levels for primary school leaders

Principal Ricardo Fox agrees with the findings of a new survey that shows principals are under a lot of pressure and struggle to find a good work-life balance. He talks to ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY about the realities of the job.

Teacher organisations welcome freedom from National Standards

Primary principal and teacher organisations say teachers are looking forward to embracing the full curriculum in the absence of National Standards.

Monolingual no more: Kiwi kids take up diverse languages

Hindi is to be taught at Papatoetoe High School by teacher Aneeta Bidesi.

Bullied boy now ‘walking on air’

An autistic boy who was bullied repeatedly at a Pakuranga school is now "walking on air" after the Ministry of Education acted swiftly today to find him a new school.

What every primary teacher should know about vocabulary

In Dr Jannie van Hees’ new book 'What every primary teacher should know about vocabulary' she discusses the importance of building word knowledge.
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REIMAGINING QUALIFICATIONS

Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.

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