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Jobs on graduation, 'guaranteed'

Southern region manager Scott Miller says CPP's graduate job offer provides students the end-game support other tertiary ...

IT school puts its money where its mouth is with NZ-first offer.

Robot Amy v real teachers video

Amy's co-creator Raphael Nolden said eventually students would be able to personalise their tutor to look like their ...

Schools trialling a new Kiwi-designed artificial intelligence tutor find she can't replace human teachers – at least, not yet.

My surreal catch-up with Kingo video

Sunday Star-Times columnist and broadcaster Nadine Higgins (back row, third from left) remembers how she was inspired by ...

OPINION: Broadcaster Nadine Higgins catches up with Bevan King, the teacher who gave a self-conscious teen the courage to become a TV journalist.

Where league star learnt 'tackle'

Kiwis fullback and Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck poses with pupils of his old Mayfield Primary School in Otara on ...

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returns to Mayfield School and the corner of the field where he and his mates flouted the rules.

Teacher: Try nursing like other girls

Alison Mau was sent to the principal's office for playing cricket in the "boys' playground". A generation later, her ...

OPINION: Things have changed since my favourite English teacher told me to forget journalism and instead try a girls' profession, writes Alison Mau.

Great teachers changing lives

Sarah Sharpe is passionate about working with dyslexic kids, and says turning their achievement around only takes ...

Teachers are the biggest influence on kids' success: From the Christchurch quake tragedy to Parliament's select committees, we meet some of NZ's finest.

School defends trouser ban

A school says kids can stay warm over winter without trousers. (File photo)

Christchurch primary school says pupils can wear long socks and a jacket if their shorts aren't warm enough.

Conversations in virtual reality

Scott Cardwell of ImmerseMe with Nelson College for Girls year 10 student Alyah Archer at  demonstration of the ...

What if you could practice foreign languages in school while talking to real people, in real situation?

Overdue apology for 'wrecking ball' school closures

Students leave Avonside Girls at the end of a school day in September 2012 after learning their school was slated for ...

OPINION: Today, the rarest of birds has popped up to see daylight. A government apology.

The cost of school closure

Communities in Christchurch, including this group in Hagley Park in 2012, were aware of the likely cost of closing and ...

OPINION: An official report addresses the pain inflicted by Christchurch school closures.

Kids pulled from school over uniform

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Mum pulls her sons from a school after it refused to provide warmer clothing options as part of its winter uniform.

Kids wait to see psychiatrists

One-hundred and eight children under 12 had to wait more than eight weeks to be seen by a Waitemata DHB mental health ...

Hundreds of children in Auckland's north and west are waiting months to see psychiatrists, as the service comes under pressure.

Vision and culture

Te Kahurangi Skelton-Pue, 17, from Manakura, speaking in the Nga Manu Korero Manawatu competition.

​Visionary leaders, plans for success and strength in identity are on the minds of Manawatu youth.

Casino fraudster stole $1.9m

Tessa Grant at a court appearance in 2016.

Tessa Grant lived it up on stolen funds, but that luxury lifestyle has come to a crashing halt.

New principal for Kaipara College

Steve McCracken, Kaipara College's new headmaster, says he is a keen sportsman.

Westlake Boys' deputy headmaster Steve McCracken chosen to lead Auckland's Kaipara College.

Outgoing principal 'kind'

Murrays Bay Intermediate School's outgoing principal Colin Dale backs his pupils to be global citizens of the future. ...

Pupils wanting to be at school was greatest achievement of outgoing Auckland principal.

How do schools address poverty?

Stoke School principal Pete Mitchener.

A Nelson school principal says children from low-income families face an uphill battle.

Schools expect to be repaid

Christchurch Boys' High School headmaster Nic Hill says he expects the ministry to repay money the school spent on ...

Schools spend more than $5m on temporary classrooms out of money meant for their rebuilds.

Principal's misconduct 'worst kind'

Jenny Leach was censured by the NZ Disciplinary Tribunal, and her registration was cancelled.

She faked documents giving herself a glowing review - and signed her husband's name to them.

Teacher retires after 40 years

Deanwell School principal Pat Poland retires at the end of the school term after 40 years in education. He's pictured ...

A Hamilton principal would rather drive trucks than put up with the red tape in education any more.

South Auckland school under scrutiny

James Cook High School principal Grant McMillan says he wants to 'fix and improve things quickly'.

James Cook High School will have to provide the Education Review Office with regular progress updates over the next year.

School raises more than $2k for the blind gallery

Howick College students and Year 13 Ingham house leaders Connie Passfield and Amol Kumar ran the International Food ...

 Howick College's International Food Festival fundraised $2360 for the Blind Foundation NZ.

Ministry 'sorry' for schools bungle

The Ombudsman's report recommends the ministry work with the education sector to develop process for closing or merging ...

Principal of one school shut down after Christchurch education shake-up hopes the "flawed process" will never be repeated.

Fast track to education

Tawhiao Mase was gifted a bike from Rotary Frankton Te Rapa, after attending their camp with fellow pupil Matenga ...

A new bike for Tawhiao Mase means he doesn't have to walk two hours to school.

Remembering Gino

Wigs keep your brain warm. Leo Linklater, 8, and Kale O'Brien, 9, working on a class project.

The memory of a special pupil is celebrated with coloured chaos and dress up fun, every wig day.

Ghost school's future foggy

The old Taihape College grounds have not been used as a school since 2009.

The future of a deserted college is unclear and community groups using it for recreation are concerned.

Senior students miss fewer school days

Parents making the most of cheaper flights outside of school holiday isn't a big problem on the coast.

Senior students missing school for cheap holidays isn't a big problem in north Auckland.

Full time school a no go

Caleb Hawkins at home with mother Janine.

Parents fight for their disabled son to attend Hamilton school from 9am to 3pm.

Name change for notorious alley

The alley runs from Boyd Wilson Field by Victoria University down to The Terrace, and past Te Aro Primary School.

Pathway between university and The Terrace is given a new name.

School dominates running champs

Joseph Clark, left, and Murdoch McIntyre, centre, are two of Westlake Boys High School's senior runners.

Westlake Boys High School has developed a running culture that keeps turning out champions.

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