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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...

Alternative curriculum engages college students

Every Friday during term 2, students at Porirua College headed into town or the great outdoors or learnt a new skill as part of the school’s Ko te Hapori programme. The trial saw students...

Shakespeare experience awaits student actors and directors

Witches, fairies and soldiers will fire up the stages in the culminating performances at Pipitea Marae on 5 October and the Legislative Chamber at Parliament on 6 October by the 46 young actors and...

Low decile students need greater access to sporting events

The results of the University of Auckland and National Institute for Health Innovation research which analysed perceptual data from more than 2,400 New Zealand parents, found families from lower socio-economic areas were more likely...

Secondary principals ratify deal

Secondary principal’s council chair James Morris is pleased that principals now have an agreed collective agreement. "We can now focus on what matters; supporting each of our students to reach their full potential.” “The main components...

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