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Primary school lets its true colours shine

Auckland’s Freemans Bay School is the overall winner of the Nightingale Award at the 2018 Resene Total Colour Awards.

Principals concerned with pupils’ energy levels and behaviour

Rotorua primary school principals are increasingly concerned about the video game Fortnite as it affects some pupils' school work.

Teacher Recruitment Expo addresses critical teacher shortage

The second annual Auckland Primary Teaching Expo is coming up fast on 11 September. Vanessa Page, who found a job at last year’s expo, talks about her experience of the inaugural event hosted by the Auckland Primary Principals Association (APPA) in partnership with the University of Auckland last year.

Teacher shortage hits just over half of NZ primary schools

Just over half of New Zealand primary schools say they do not have all the teachers they need.

Students’ ignorance about money sparks new financial literacy program

Kiwi kids' poor understanding of money sparked the creation of a new online financial literacy program.

Can you have a life and be a primary teacher at the same time?

A large part of the reason behind tomorrow’s industrial action boils down to one big question: can you build a life and be a primary school teacher at the same time? The four people interviewed for this story, who are in and around the day-to-day of that life, say the answer, as matters stand, is categorically ‘no’. By JAYLAN BOYLE.

Faces and spaces: why good transitions matter for children

JUDE BARBACK catches up with Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop during her visit to New Zealand to discuss her fascinating research project in which she has studied the lives of 150 children for over 14 years, making some compelling conclusions about the impact of early childhood education and transitions.

Sports-based school programme a “huge success”

All of the Gisborne primary schools that participated in the two-year sports-based pilot programme wish to continue with the programme after seeing the positive impact on their students.

Primary teachers and principals vote for full-day strike

NZEI Te Riu Roa principal and teacher members have both voted for full day strike action on August 15.

Ministry and NZEI enter mediation over collective agreement negotiations

The Ministry of Education and primary teachers' union NZEI Te Riu Roa have both expressed their wish to explore "every possible avenue to reach an agreement" through mediation to resolve negotiations over the primary teachers' collective agreement.
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