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Putting counsellors in primary schools ‘best thing Government has done’

A move to address child mental health and behavioural issues by piloting counsellors in primary schools has been dubbed "the best thing the Government has done" by a Rotorua counsellor.

SPCA launches second children’s storybook series to stop cycle of animal cruelty

Developing empathy and encouraging humane treatment towards all animals from the next generation is behind the SPCA’s launch of a series of storybooks for primary school children.

Quarter of kids in low decile schools need food support

A school food charity says demand for emergency food supplies in low decile schools has doubled over the past 6 years.

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.

Learning by cooking wins school award

A school that teaches reading and maths by cooking has won the country's first "Young Gardener of the Year" awards.

Classrooms ease pressure at Havelock North primary schools

New classrooms at Havelock North's three primary schools are solving future overcrowding problems, principals say.

Counties Power launches school programme for local kids

School children in Franklin will be safer and smarter with electricity thanks to a new school programme launched by local lines company Counties Power.

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.

Teachers seek changes to expert funding to help needy kids

Primary and early childhood teachers have asked the Government to let them divert money away from expert teachers to provide extra support for needy kids.

Primary teachers pin hopes on NZ First or Greens becoming part of next Govt,...

Primary teachers say they are pinning their hopes on New Zealand First or the Greens becoming part of the next Government.
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