Govt proposes major school changes

Education Minister Hekia Parata has been looking at giving schools greater flexibility.

1:02 PM  Shake up could see schools deciding their opening hours, and one principal running several schools. 

Family helps school in deep south

Daniel and Browen Simpson and their children Adam, 8, Alice, 3, and Katy, 8.

12:36 PM  An Auckland family took a special trip to Stewart Island to help Halfmoon Bay School.

Drop and drive initiative a hit

St Joseph's School has a new initiative where senior students walk junior students to their class. Micol Aristarco, 6, left, is led into school by Jazz Donald, 12 as Micol's dad Yuri Aristarco watches on.

Quirky new initiative at St Joseph's Primary School bridges the gap between the big kids and little kids.

Want a teaching job? Move to the regions

Hawera Intermediate School principal, Craig Simpson.

If you want to be a teacher you should want to teach anywhere, Hawera Intermediate principal Craig Simpson says.

City kids shun bikes for car comfort

About $12m will be spent on cycling initiatives in Hamilton over the next decade.

Hamilton kids are ditching their bikes in favour of a car ride to school, and it's causing traffic headaches across the city.

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