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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.

Huge subject gaps in NCEA pass rates stun teachers

Language students are almost five times as likely as home sciences to achieve excellence.

New NCEA report: “We should be weighing credits – not counting them”

The Ministry of Education says it will look closely at the New Zealand Initiative's suggestion of weighing NCEA credits, rather than simply counting credits, in order to effectively measure student and school performance.

Editorial: NCEA needs to lift its standards in core subjects

NCEA should raise the bar for some but keep its benefits for other.

Aspire scholarships – genuine opportunity or backhanded subsidy?

A scholarship scheme offering a small number of places at private schools has been axed by the government, drawing mixed reactions from the education sector.

Kavanagh College introduces agribusiness as subject

The introduction of agribusiness as a subject at Kavanagh College signals "exciting times" in education.

‘Hand-to-mouth’ Grammar School needs donations

Auckland Grammar School headmaster Tim O'Connor says his school "couldn't operate as we do" without a donation of $1225 a year from parents.

Wanganui Collegiate overcomes financial difficulties

Wanganui Collegiate School was more than $320,000 in debt at the end of 2016, and the auditor-general had issues with its banking arrangements and unauthorised borrowing.

NZQA scholarship results released for students

Results for the 2017 New Zealand Scholarships have been released.

Basketball poised to slam dunk rugby and netball as top school sport

Traditional powerhouses netball and rugby are under threat as the most popular sports at New Zealand secondary schools, with basketball poised to dunk them both.
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JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.

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