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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Secondary principals to vote on industrial action

Secondary principals today walked away from negotiations with the government.

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...

Moving house linked with behavioural difficulties in children

Lead researcher, Kim Nathan, a PhD student at the University of Otago, Wellington, says two- thirds (69 per cent) of the more than 300,000 children studied had moved house at least once by the...

Information lab to improve NZ society

The lab is a collaboration between the Massey Business School, the College of Health and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences with Statistics New Zealand, and will provide staff and students use for...

The road to healthier classrooms

The Government wants all New Zealand schools to provide quality learning environments by 2030, and that includes the air quality, the temperature and relative humidity within each classroom.     It’s a safe assumption that children...

Schools need to step it up to get young girls into STEM careers

If New Zealand wants more females to take up careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), schools need to start thinking differently.The first thing they need to do is start showing girls how...

Mentoring programme engaging vulnerable youth

Led by youth development experts Dr Pat Bullen (pictured below) and Dr Kelsey Deane, both senior lecturers at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work, Campus Connections Aotearoa is now in...

Video games in the classroom

Can video games in the classroom support students’ learning? Will Bond, Education Writer from Twinkl is an advocate.

New research on teachers of teen parents

Teen Parent Units are holistic education units for teenage mothers that provide access to education and childcare. Dr Johanna Wood’s Doctor of Education thesis, The Professional Learning Landscape of Teen Parent Educators in New Zealand,...

New app easing first day of school fears

We all remember our first day of school – the excitement and fear of stepping into an educational journey that can set us up for life.Research suggests that good transitions in and out of...


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Are schools doing enough to educate students about sustainability?

A recent survey conducted by OnePoll found that 88% of people believe that it’s important to teach the next generation about being environmentally friendly,...


Busting myths about boarding schools

Sponsored Article Myth #1: Boarding schools are just like Hogwarts For many people, the words ‘boarding school’ conjure up images of Harry Potter wandering the...