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Are you New Zealand’s healthiest school?

A new programme designed to get Kiwi kids moving and stay healthy could see primary schools score a visit from rugby legend Cory Jane and hockey legend Gemma McCaw.

Kupe Scholarships encourage Māori and Pacific students into teaching

Thirty highly-accomplished Māori and Pasifika student teachers have been awarded prestigious Kupe Scholarships. The Scholarships aim to attract Māori and Pasifika high achievers to the teaching profession and support them to become inspiring teachers and role...

Selection for UN youth tour is dream come true for Year 13 student

Year 13 student Jolenna Deo is excited to be joining next year's United Nations Youth New Zealand’s Global Development Tour.

The benefits of problem-based learning

A mathematics and statistics facilitator with the University of Auckland’s Team Solutions, explains why problem-based learning is still one of his go-to techniques when working with schools on raising maths and science outcomes.

US study tour affirms good work being done in NZ schools, says principal

A five-week study tour of the United States confirmed to Otahuhu College principal Neil Watson that New Zealand schools are on the right track.

The future of learning

In this, the third article of a series by Mark Treadwell, we look further at the emerging model for how the brain learns. The implications of this model ensure that learners will have the capability sets that can empower them to take their place within their communities in this century and not last century.

Addressing social challenges in education remains our biggest priority

Addressing the social and cultural challenges confronting our education system is still top of the list before any real traction can be made with other issues begging for educators’ attention. That was one of the main messages to emerge from the Education Leaders Forum in Rotorua this week.

Health education experts: ACC sex consent classes are an $18m waste of money

Health education experts are calling the decision to extend the $18m Mates and Dates programme "an outrageous waste of public money" calling for that money to support teachers and schools to deliver long-term sustainable and quality programmes.

Hamilton students to Government: Sexual-consent education should be mandatory

A Hamilton student is pushing for schools to be compelled to teach about sexual consent.

Helping young Kiwis get financially savvy

Thousands of pre-schoolers and high school students will learn about financial literacy as part of BNZ's Closed For Good volunteer day this year.
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REIMAGINING QUALIFICATIONS

Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.

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