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In pursuit of excellence: the rise of academies in high schools

The word ‘academy’ has two definitions – ‘a place of study or training in a special field’, and ‘a society or institution of distinguished scholars and artists or scientists that aims to promote and maintain...

Breaking barriers: The rise of Māori women in IT

The 23-year-old has completed a Level 5 diploma in Web Development and Design and is now in the middle of completing her second diploma at Whitecliffe – a Level 6 Diploma in Software Development....

Whitecliffe Manukau: Finding your passion after high school

Delaney didn’t buy it The bright 19-year-old completed Art History, Classics, French, English and History in her last year of high school at Long Bay College – but couldn’t stand the idea of walking straight...

Edternships place teachers into business for the new world of work

21C Skills Lab has launched a new programme focused on teachers to ensure they are connected and skilled for the future of business.  The Edternships Programme invests in exceptional Y7-13 teachers by connecting them with a leading New...

Getting schools ready for digital exams

Schools planning to offer digital exams this year can get their technical readiness assessed through a new programme led by Network for Learning (N4L) in partnership with NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority). Beginning this week,...

Pathway into workforce for school leavers with learning disabilities

Ten Canterbury high school leavers with learning disabilities are being considered as interns for the 2020 intake of Project SEARCH at Canterbury DHB this week. The year-long pilot, hosted at Burwood Hospital, was a first...

Promoting positive online experiences

Today at St Patrick’s Silverstream, 40 students from four Wellington high schools will join the first  Online Advocates workshop, part of a student-led programme from Facebook, Instagram and Sticks ‘n’ Stones to promote positive...

Children reaping benefits of play-based learning at school

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...

Three ways to promote positive outcomes for Māori in English-medium education

Sarah-Kay Coulter shares three solutions to promote positive change for the 187,731 Māori students in education in New Zealand today and tomorrow. Māori make up 15% of the population in New Zealand. Currently, 187,731 Māori...

Levelling the playing field for our kids

How we teach health, sport and physical education could make our society a fairer place, say leading researchers at the University of Auckland.
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