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Under pressure: helping young people cope with anxiety

Anxiety is not new, so why is there such a focus on it now and how can we help our young people to cope with it? Dr Valerie Sotardi from the University of Canterbury (UC)’s College...

Healthy homework gets results

Researchers from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the University of Otago have investigated the effects of a compulsory, health-related homework programme on physical activity, dietary patterns and body size in primary school children. Auckland...

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.

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...

New tool recognises work-ready capabilities in secondary and tertiary students

Otago Polytechnic is introducing a tool that empowers learners to develop work-ready capabilities that employers are looking for – complementary to their academic achievements. Several schools, including Otago Girls’ High School, Otago Boys’ High School...

Fighting racism in our schools

A Māori educational leader is welcoming a new programme to tackle racism and bias in New Zealand schools. By Thomas Croskery.

Asthma awareness

Asthma emergency awareness is being brought to schools through free activity packs this May.

Aroha’s Way – giving children the tools to understand their mental health

By award-winning New Zealand author Craig Phillips, Aroha's Way is anticipated to be an important contribution to mental health literature. Here, publisher Bex Lipp talks about the journey that led to the book's creation.

Traumatic incident teams begin helping schools

Following the Christchurch mosque attacks on Friday, the Ministry of Education has Traumatic Incident teams ready to help schools affected, and a range of resources for parents and educators.

Principals driven out of job to save their health

New research shows some worrying trends when it comes to the health and wellbeing of school leaders.
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