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Pay rise for UCOL staff

UCOL The drawn-out industrial dispute at UCOL has come to a close, with polytechnic staff pocketing a pay rise this week.

Same-sex dates can go to the ball

Johann Go A conservative, Catholic all-boys' school has given the ok for gay couples to attend the school ball.

Teacher was text pest

School Bart de Jong sent texts to a 10-year-old girl pupil, some calling her "hottie", "cutie" and "girlfriend".

Imagine this for your child

school Imagine arriving for school and knowing that other parents disapprove of your presence.

School must cough up for hair bill

lucan battison A school must pay part of the legal costs of a student suspended for refusing to cut his hair.

Teaching is my theatre

classroom Eve McSoriley says teaching is great, but you need a sense of humour if you're going to get through.

A very steep learning curve

Costas Thrasyvoulou is nearly finished his teacher training and says it's the toughest thing he has done.

No breaks for teachers

We are about the children

Funding 'pitiful' for school with needs

Linda Munkowits A tight budget hasn't stopped Manuka Primary School in Auckland from enrolling more special needs children.

Principal a fan of standards

The principal of Elm Park School is a fan of publishing her school's National Standards results.

The ambulance at the top of the cliff

Govt doesn't count 'miracles'

School sets its own standards

Waerenga School's principal puts its success down to involving parents in their children's learning and targeting kids who are slipping behind.

IT 'geeks' have the last laugh

keyboard You might be called a computer nerd, but the odds are stacked in your favour for getting a job, and a well-paying one at that.

IT industy offers rich rewards

Smart with numbers? Good with technology? The IT and tech industries await your call.

Fun to be had with 'nerd' study

Advice on working in IT

What it's like working in IT

Jonathan Eagle is a developer at tech firm Fronde. He talks about what his job involves and why he likes it.