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48-hour wellbeing challenge for Kiwi students

Kiwi students from six New Zealand universities will compete in a new 48-hour challenge to improve wellbeing.

“Crisis of anxiety”: a call for more counsellors in our schools

Are we are doing enough to ensure the wellbeing of students at all levels in our schools? ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY reports.

Practical ideas to improve student wellbeing

A new piece of NZCER research has culminated in some practical advice for schools on improving student wellbeing and decreasing the incidence of aggressive and bullying behaviours. 

New toolkit to help schools support student wellbeing

A free wellbeing toolkit to support Kiwi kids with their mental health and wellbeing has been launched by the All Right? campaign.Sparklers consists of 36 activities that teachers can use to help their year...

The “Kardashian effect”: in defence of single gender education

In New Zealand, single-gender education is a choice parents can make – not a common scenario in comparable state education systems. As the debate continues to burn in the US, JAYLAN BOYLE talks to two principals of single-gender schools about why they believe their school environment is a force for good – both cite reasons that might not be immediately obvious.

The power of the b-word: knowing when to use it and how to deal...

With Bullying-Free NZ Week happening this week, JUDE BARBACK suggests we need to make sure our children understand what constitutes bullying and how to deal with it.

Pause, breath, smile: training teachers to bring mindfulness into the classroom

GRANT RIX shares the journey of a ‘mindfulness in schools’ programme that is making a difference to the wellbeing and learning outcomes of Kiwi kids.

Pictures – a help or hindrance when learning to read

Contrary to popular belief, it seems pictures do not always help children learn to read. Dr PAMELA PROTHEROE discusses the decades of research that have led to this conclusion.

Overcoming the odds

Education Review finds a number of inspiring postgraduate students who despite difficult personal circumstances ranging from siblings with schizophrenia, to financial hardship, to a previous lack of engagement with education, are now well on their way to achieving their academic goals.

Boys behaving badly?

This year, the annual ‘undie run’ at Tauranga Boys’ College took an ugly turn, prompting a letter bemoaning the recent bad behaviour of boys in general. Principal Robert Mangan’s response below gives an insight into the complex and multi-faceted process of turning boys into fine young men.
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