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Kids playing less sport: Surfing, skateboarding seen as way to reverse decline

Schools are looking to skateboarding and surfing to try to reverse declining numbers of both students and teachers taking part in sports. New data from School Sport NZ shows that high-school boys' participation in sports has slipped...

Beyond the school gates: mapping students’ options

Leaving school is one of life’s big milestones, an exciting time, full of possibilities. But it’s also a time of life-changing decisions for the 60,000 teenagers who walk out the school gates each year,...

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.

The battle of the lunchbox

There’s a battle going on that won’t be on the news tonight, yet mums and dad around the world know it all too well. I’m talking, of course, about the battle of the lunchbox. Every...

Teacher shortage still critical in provincial areas

The teacher shortage has eased slightly in Auckland, but is still critical in some provincial areas such as Northland, Waikato and Hawke's Bay. One in seven Auckland schools - 82 out of 553 - were...

Youth Academy provides new pathways for secondary students

Students in West Auckland will have a new option available to them with the launch of a new Youth Academy. The Academy, which opens today in Avondale by New Zealand School of Education (NZSE), will aim to provide pathways into...

Christ’s College boys’ school in Christchurch welcomes non-male student for first time in 169...

One of New Zealand's oldest boys' schools is welcoming its first non-male student. Staff at Christ's College – a 169-year-old Anglican boys' high school in Christchurch - have been working alongside one of their students...

Employers speak out on proposed industry training reforms

In today's Herald appeared an open letter to Education Minister Chris Hipkins from over 148 businesses, imploring the Minister to rethink proposals to dismantle the Industry Training Organisation-led training and apprenticeship system as part of its wider...

Girls4Tech Connect – Free Online STEM Lessons to Children, Teachers and Parents

Offering an online suite of creative educational resources for ages 8-12, the Mastercard and Scholastic partnership means that students, teachers and parents can engage with STEM topics while studying from home. STEM careers include Fraud...

The journey to level 10 without one, two or three

After leaving Manawatū College with no qualifications, he spent two years working there, but dreamt of a university education. He says the role taught him transferable skills that helped to shape his future –...
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