With an increasing number of Year 1 to 8 children with depression, severe anxiety and a tendency for self-harm, the need for counsellors in primary and intermediates schools has never been higher. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.
What makes Kiwi kids more likely to walk to school?
Our approach to reading in New Zealand assumes children come to school with “white, middle-class experiences” and we need to take a good hard look at how we structure literacy learning. By Anna Clements.
Bites and scratches drawing blood, hearing loss due to excessive noise and staff taking antidepressants to cope is the reality for early childhood sector.
Damning research from the OECD tells us that New Zealand’s most disadvantaged students struggle academically more than their overseas counterparts. Why are we no closer to understanding the correlation between socio-economic status and student achievement? Is it time to stop labelling and comparing our tamariki? Is it time to shift our focus to the many unique stories of student success that look beyond mere test results? By JUDE BARBACK.
Twitter is being used as a teaching tool at primary schools across the country but some parents are concerned about the appropriateness for children.
New rules that have required schools to report on more than 1000 incidents of physically restraining children since last August are undermining adult authority, the Family First lobby group says.
A series of six more detailed reports have been published following the release of Education Matters To Me, a study conducted jointly by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) and the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) which sought to examine how students feel about education in New Zealand.