Chloe Swarbrick says young people are finding it hard to identify when they are experiencing mental health issues.
Secondary school teachers' union PPTA is disappointed that the Ministry failed to include in its offer to secondary teachers a working party to look at staffing levels of school counsellors. However, some counsellors are doubtful another working party would bring about the necessary change.
Teachers are forced to evacuate classrooms for the safety of everyone else while a rampaging child is left to do whatever they choose.
Teachers are going to work sick as schools struggle to find relief staff to cover absences, Bay of Plenty principals say.
South Auckland school kids will be screened for vision conditions this month, thanks to a local charity initiative. Data from the Foundation has found one in three low decile school children has an undiagnosed vision condition.
Kiwi kids are increasingly working on beanbags, but what is the impact on their bodies? And should schools be showing the same concern that employers are legally required to do, for their students? RACHEL HELYER DONALDSON looks at some of the effects of learning in a modern learning environment.
Health education experts are calling the decision to extend the $18m Mates and Dates programme "an outrageous waste of public money" calling for that money to support teachers and schools to deliver long-term sustainable and quality programmes.
Getting children to eat their greens is notoriously difficult, but a brand new smartphone app may offer parents a helping hand by making vegetables more psychologically appealing to their youngsters.