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Kids helping kids during an asthma emergency

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ will be announcing a new schools' campaign on World Asthma Day 2019 encouraging students to know what to do in an asthma emergency. Free activity packs for schools that register by 8 April 2019.

Traumatic incident teams begin helping schools

Following the Christchurch mosque attacks on Friday, the Ministry of Education has Traumatic Incident teams ready to help schools affected, and a range of resources for parents and educators.

Schools ease NZ children’s ‘epidemic of anxiety’

Schools are stepping up to ease an "epidemic of anxiety" among their students, smashing a taboo that teachers shouldn't be social workers.

The Paper Doll Project – why the Christchurch mosque shootings won’t define Kiwi values

Two Bay of Plenty siblings are eager for other Kiwi kids to support them in demonstrating, with each different paper doll, that Aotearoa New Zealand is a place of diversity and acceptance. They want schools and families to send in their paper doll chains to form a single long, colourful chain representing harmony between cultures.

Teaching Council elections open

Teachers from across the education system can choose who will represent them on their professional body, as voting opens for the Teaching Council elections.

Opinion: Alwyn Poole – Māori & Pasifika children need excellence – not “equity”

Alwyn Poole says “equity” in New Zealand education is the “soft bigotry of low expectations” and the Tomorrow’s Schools review taskforce report perpetuates this.

“Best mums make the best teacher aides”

A training programme for Teacher Aides has been well received by many, including Jean Newman.

Tauranga to lose more principals, dozens of teachers leave last year

Tauranga is about to lose more school principals, and lost dozens of teachers last year, amid growing concerns about the pressure of today's education system.

Push for every school leaver to have first aid education

Following the UK's move to make first aid training compulsory in state schools, St John New Zealand are pushing for the same in Kiwi schools so that  every school leaver graduates with basic first aid education.

Inspirational teachers receive National Excellence in Education Awards

Excellent teaching was celebrated at this year's ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA).
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