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Immersion programme takes learning out of this world

Students at Oxford Area School had the opportunity to immerse themselves in a stellar learning experience during the school’s recent ‘Mars Week’.

Floating classroom helps connect to whakapapa

Students in Gisborne are reconnecting with their identity, language and culture with the help of a ‘floating classroom’ through a partnership between the local community and schools in the Tairāwhiti region.

Growing girl bosses

Inspired by her own experiences, Alexia Hilbertidou was 16 when she founded GirlBoss New Zealand as a way to empower young women and close the gender gap in STEM fields.

Unique mentoring scheme gives hope to youth excluded from mainstream education

16 young people have graduated from the Campus Connections Aotearoa programme, a 12-week youth mentoring scheme for young people enrolled in alternative education in West Auckland.

Latest round of TLRI projects announced

Five school sector projects and one ECE sector project will receive a share of the $1.4 million allocated to the next round of Teaching and Learning Research Initiative projects.

Reading Matters: Device or Paper?

Year 9 student Willa McLachlan shares the findings of her science fair project which compared reading on a device with reading on paper to determine the effect it had on comprehension.

BASF Kids’ Lab brings magic of chemistry to Auckland children

More than 450 local primary students are about to get hands-on experience with science at the University of Auckland.

John Hattie – Too much discussion in the wrong places

Professor John Hattie returned to his old stomping ground on Monday night to challenge educators’ thinking around what really works in education.

The unicycle and the union

How much longer can schools meet their students’ needs and remain innovative and exciting alongside persistent under-funding. JUDE BARBACK visits Gate Pa School in Tauranga to get a sense of one school’s efforts to provide great opportunities in an increasingly difficult educational climate.

Mobilising young Kiwis to become community volunteers

More than 1,000 schools and 32,000 students throughout New Zealand have signed up to become community guardians as part of an initiative that will turn classrooms into volunteer armies.
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