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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.

Educators to vote on moving to a full day strike

NZEI Te Riu Roa teacher and principal members are to vote on whether to strike for a full day on August 15.

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.

Government invests $49 million in Auckland primary schools

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced a brand new primary school in Hobsonville and more classrooms in West Auckland as part of a $49 million investment in Auckland schools.

Teachers and principals agree to strike next month

Primary teachers and principals will go on strike on August 15.

Primary school educators meet today on pay dispute

The country's primary school principals and teachers will begin meetings today over whether to accept a pay offer or take industrial action.

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