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Boys strive to stand out

student Joe Reid Teenage schoolboys are putting a fashionable twist to their uniforms in an effort to keep up their image.

Group calls for action on poverty

classroom Schools are picking up the slack in dealing with social welfare problems, a Chch principal says.

Girl left near abuser

Child abuse A 9-year-old girl sexually assaulted by an older classmate was left sitting just rows away from him.

College says no to community violence

violence campaign 12:42pm Mangere College is the first school to implement 'It's not OK' campaign in a bid to prevent family violence.

Bible class stoush

bible Mother says son was "made to wash dishes" after she chose to opt him out of school's religious classes.

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.