Learning through play is an integral part of child development and many schools have adopted it into their curriculum. Play-based learning is a pedagogical approach where play is a valued method of learning, different types...
Interacting with adults is necessary for young brains to fully develop, however childhood education experts have found that under-fives need far more “back and forth” interaction than previously thought and question whether our learning environments are suited to this.
True to its name, the Wellbeing Budget delivered initiatives to support young people’s health and wellbeing, including the expansion of the nurses in schools programme.
Two new drugs being trialled in Auckland could help autistic youngsters focus better at school, interact with others more comfortably and hold down a job, researchers are hoping.
Bullying is a difficult topic to broach in early childhood settings, but experts agree it could be the opportune time to prevent bullying behaviours from developing. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.
Bullying Free NZ suggests an evidence-based whole-school approach to preventing bullying in schools.
Anti-bullying strategies have failed to eliminate bullying even in the "best" schools, the Education Review Office says.
Schools are encouraged to promote the theme of this year's Bullying-free NZ Week: Whakanuia Tōu Āhua Ake / Celebrating Being Us. Bullying Free NZ Week 2019 is from 13-17 May.