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Tauranga school awarded $5k for sustainability

A Mount Maunganui school has been treated to $5000 for their work in teaching kids the importance of sustainability. St Thomas More Catholic School's From Garden to Table initiative helped them win the Bayfair Shopping...

The new Digital Technologies curriculum – hit or miss?

The technology learning area in the curriculum has been revised to strengthen the positioning of digital technologies. It now includes two new key areas – ‘computational thinking’ and ‘designing and developing digital outcomes’. Schools and...

It’s all fun and games in schools today

Games have always had a place at school but are most often thought of as a pastime in the playground. However, game-based learning (using games) or gamification (turning the learning process into a game by...

24/7 education: BYOD means learning doesn’t have to stop at bell-time

Home-time was when school finished with the three o’clock bell. In today’s world of digital connectivity, class can continue well beyond the school gates. This is the age of the BYOD – bring your...

Make space for makerspaces

From 3D printers and lasers, to robotics and coding, as well as the more traditional activities like woodwork and art, the philosophy encompasses a wide array of skills and interests. MakerBox founder Jess Weichler says...

Calls to halt Learning Support Coordinator roll-out

The initial allocation of Learning Support Coordinators has been described as flawed and unfair by some in the sector, prompting calls to halt the roll-out.

Low decile students need greater access to sporting events

The results of the University of Auckland and National Institute for Health Innovation research which analysed perceptual data from more than 2,400 New Zealand parents, found families from lower socio-economic areas were more likely...

Time to Bee Aware

Co-ordinated by Apiculture New Zealand, Bee Aware Month has been running for nine years.  A key part of this campaign has been engaging primary school children in the fascinating world of the honeybee and...

New app easing first day of school fears

We all remember our first day of school – the excitement and fear of stepping into an educational journey that can set us up for life. Research suggests that good transitions in and out of...

Children reaping benefits of play-based learning at school

Learning through play is an integral part of child development and many schools have adopted it into their curriculum.   Play-based learning is a pedagogical approach where play is a valued method of learning, different types...

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