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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Mandatory anti-bullying call to break NZ’s horrific record in schools

Two independent watchdogs have launched a campaign to make all schools record every case of bullying and adopt anti-bullying moves that have been proven to work. Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft and new Race Relations Commissioner...

CMC Markets University of Canterbury Trading Challenge showcases next generation of traders

The second annual CMC Markets’ University of Canterbury (UC) Trading Challenge has come to a close, with third-year Computer Engineering student, Harry Dobbs, taking out the top spot with a 280.81 percent return on...

Getting schools ready for digital exams

Schools planning to offer digital exams this year can get their technical readiness assessed through a new programme led by Network for Learning (N4L) in partnership with NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority). Beginning this week,...

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...

Rotorua Boys’ High bags Supreme Award at PM’s Education Awards

Rotorua Boys’ High School in the Bay of Plenty region emerged as the biggest winner of the night at the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards ceremony held in Parliament, as it took home the...

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.

Measles outbreak: Number of cases rise to 804 in Auckland

A total of 804 measles cases have been confirmed in Auckland, with an increase of 26 from Saturday. In a media stand up this afternoon, Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) medical officer of health...
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