Principals quit in big numbers

NOT SURPRISED: Principals' Federation president Denise Torrey.

School principals are leaving the profession in droves, with parents' expectations and a lack of support blamed.

New international students strategy

Arts-based degrees force you to broaden your mind, before the world around you tries to stitch it closed again.

Moves are afoot to strengthen Manawatu's international education scene.

Security a priority

Security alarms, self-defence classes and security checks are some some of the ideas put to tertiary students to help keep them safe.

New standards result in fewer students

Education Minister Hekia Parata

Almost 4400 fewer students are enrolled in NZ universities this year after the entrance bar was raised.

Parents rush to buy uniforms

Milson Primary School associate principal Tracy Thorn and year 3 student Cade Ellery, 7, look at secondhand uniforms.

Kitting out kids in school uniforms this year may set Manawatu families back hundreds of dollars.

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