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Beauty tyranny in the age of Instagram

Young women in the age of social media are under ever more intense pressure to look ‘Insta-perfect’ and it’s not making them happy.

One community’s fight against fast food

Many Kiwi kids are being bombarded by fast food marketing on their way to and from school - and it’s having an effect of their health. Here’s the story of how one community is fighting back.

Boost for literacy and numeracy training in the workplace

The Government's funding injection into literacy and numeracy workplace training will help more employers like Porirua City Council, upskill their staff.

Secondary principals to vote on offer

Mediation yesterday between secondary principals and the government has resulted in a deal that the principals' negotiating team is recommending to its members.

Students’ international STEM project brings global citizenship to life

In 2018, four students from the Accelerator STEM Programme at Ormiston Junior College travelled to Honolulu, Hawai’i as part of a project investigating ancient Hawaiian fish ponds called Loko’Ea, which are simple yet highly...

Primary schools should be better equipped for early menstruation

National-level data on the age at first period hasn't been collected until a recent Ministry of Health survey, which University of Otago researchers used to estimate how many girls started their periods at primary...

A loud silence

On Friday 16 August students and teachers will join their international counterparts in a Day of Silence anti-bullying campaign.Since the campaign was launched in 2014, more than 85 New Zealand schools have taken part....

Out in the classroom

Legislative changes like the passing of the same-sex marriage bill have been significant in changing the way society thinks, believes Auckland teacher Paul Stevens, a photography and art teacher and curriculum leader at Rangitoto...

Book born in Rotorua helps inform early childhood education cultural practices

The book refers to a Ngāti Rangiwewehi tupuna, Hikairo, as an exemplary figure around which the content is based. The The Hikairo Schema was reaffirmed for publication at a tribal meeting at the weekend and...

Treaty experience plays part in new outdoor education centre

A new Bay of Islands outdoor education centre aims to give Kiwi kids a taste of adventure along with solid knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi.
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