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Friday, June 25, 2021

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.

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...

Watch NZH Local Focus: Science a sore point in the Bay of Plenty

Science is not being taught enough in primary and intermediate schools - something House of Science founder Chris Duggan is working to change.

Play based learning: producing critical, creative and innovative thinkers

STEPHANIE MENZIES enters a plea to bring play back into the classroom.

Kindness should be child’s play – SAFE launches interactive children’s game

SAFE has created an exciting new game on its new Animal Squad website as a tool to help teach young people compassion and empathy.

Teachers’ decision to strike disappointing, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says

It is disappointing that primary teachers and principals have decided so early in negotiations to go on strike, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.

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.

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.

Opinion: Malcolm Dixon – Time to discuss primary school education

Primary school education was seldom mentioned throughout the election campaign and yet for everyone with children or grandchildren education plays an extremely important part in their lives.

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.
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