Education News

'Transience' hurting Porirua's kids

A quarter of Porirua's children live in overcrowded homes, and they are twice as likely to switch schools two or more ...

School switching is leaving some Porirua kids at "the end of the tail of underachievement."

The youth debate

Keeping and attracting young people, like these school leavers, in Marlborough is a challenge.

Marlborough has a reputation as a retirement capital, so what is being done to attract more young people to the region?

The 50-year decision

Marlborough faces a $63m question about schooling in the region, but how much input will young people have?

The future of education in Marlborough is hanging in the balance, and soon the community will have its say.

Back to school for Andrew Little

Labour Party leader Andrew Little will be stepping out from the comfort of Parliament to do admin at Island Bay School.

Labour Leader to take on his wife's job for a day and run the admin office at a Wellington school.

International prosecutor honoured video

Hong Kong Department of Justice international law deputy law officer Wayne Walsh SC will be awarded the Teschemaker Cup ...

Wayne Walsh SC studied in South Canterbury, but his career has spanned continents.

Kura kaupapa kids top NCEA exams

Year 13 students Ngamoka Rota, 18, head boy Matawhaiti Nepe-Pohatu, 17, and Taamia Rapana, 17, were among the students ...

They were students that seemed destined to fail. But they traded the poi for a pen and aced their exams.

Ghost school to be demolished

The school has been unused for 13 years and will now be demolished - even derelict pool will go.

For 13 years it sat empty and derelict. Now, the school - with a rateable value of $2.54m - is going.

Forsyth says goodbye to Monrad

Monrad Intermediate School principal John Forsyth retired at the end of term 1 after 25 years at the helm.

Departing Monrad principal John Forsyth has left a positive influence on many young lives.

Resistance fighter just 'doing what I had to do'.

Dora Suuring was a Dutch Resistance fighter during WWII.

 Dutch resistance fighter Dora Suuring used her chemistry skills to forge documents that would save scores of Jewish lives, writes Bess Manson.

Salisbury hopes new minister will keep school open

Salisbury School has been locked in a battle with the outgoing Education Minister since 2012.

Salisbury School hopes a change in Education Minister might end in a change of decision in closing the special school in Richmond.

Online learning bad fit for some

Chris Thomson and daughter Zara at home in Otago, 45 minutes drive from the nearest town.

A shift to online learning by NZ's largest school could shut some children out, critics say.

$1m more needed for arts centre

An artists' impression of the performing arts centre planned for Aotea College.

Aotea College needs another $1million for performing arts centre.

Share and share alike

Making use of the Redwoodtown School playground in the holidays are, from left, Cameron Park, 7, Ethan Mills, 7 and ...

School playgrounds in Marlborough could get massive increase in funding, on one condition.

Student 'stripped of innocence'

Wayne Frewen has been deregistered as a teacher after pursuing an inappropriate relationship with one of his students.

A deputy principal groomed a student then had a year-long relationship with her after she left high school.

'Mindless acts of damage' costly

A heat pump was pushed off the roof of Twizel Area School.

It could cost Twizel Area School thousands of dollars to repair damage after the school was vandalised.

Special units help teen mums excel

Petra Haliciopoulos-Fisher with husband Marcel Fisher and their two children, Kayden, 9, and Darcy, 15 months.

Young mothers in teen parent units more likely to gain NCEA, stay in school, study finds.

Women wanted for menopause study

Postgraduate students from left, Jenna Houston-Tupou, Joshua Wong and Mandy Lardenoye hope to present the results of the ...

A group of experts need volunteers for a study about the effects of exercise on menopause.

Teacher slapped student's face

The teacher lashed out after her 11-year-old grandson giggled as she talked about a parent's funeral service.

The teacher lashed out after her 11-year-old grandson giggled as she talked about a parent's funeral service.

Full-to-bursting relief

Witherlea School pupils, from left, Aimee Stewart, 7, Sylvie Crowe, 10, Emma Straker, 7, Grace Straker, 10, and Jess ...

The Ministry of Education, in its "weird and wonderful ways", foots the bill for new classrooms in Blenheim.

Final farewell for 102-year rural legacy

The ministry of education will assess whether the site is still required for an educational purpose.

A zero enrollment has closed Ngamatea School after 102-years of teaching Waimarino's rural children.

Navy strengthens ties to town

Every year the New Zealand Navy plays a large role in Napier's Art Deco Weekend festivities after leading the recovery ...

The role of the navy in the recovery work in two of New Zealand's largest earthquakes have deepened naval ties in the towns.

Cuts claim uni stalwart

Geoff Lealand has been a lecturer in the Screen and Media Studies department at the university for 25 years.

Quarter-century tenure ends for Screen and Media Studies lecturer Geoff Lealand.

Young Kiwis won't seek help

Youthline chief executive Stephen Bell.

Young people would rather consult the internet for answers to sex and mental health, than family, friends or support group.

$3.6m to save polytech

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith said he was committed to the future provision of ...

Government loan buys time for West Coast polytechnic under investigation.

Parents party at fundraiser for playground

A good time was had by all at Takapuna Primary School's FUNdraising party.

A fundraising party has helped slide some funds toward a new playground for Takapuna Primary School on Auckland's North Shore.

Waikato University gets United Nations backing

Chief Executive of Hamilton & Waikato Tourism, Jason Dawson, says it's important to assess the impact tourism has on the ...

This will be the first long-term study on the effects of tourism in New Zealand.

Youth report has mixed results

Seventy per cent of youth surveyed said they had been victims of bullying.

Drinking and unprotected sex common among surveyed Wairarapa youth, though leaders are optimistic.

Big day out for Wanaka schools and trail riders

Trail bike riders take part in the 2017 Wanaka Trail Ride at Tarras on Sunday.

Trail riders help Wanaka schools build kitchens and playgrounds.

Shot put champ and kindy teacher

It's a shock to see how many autistic kids and kids with disabilities don't get the help they need, Nathaniel Sulupo says.

Nathaniel Sulupo is not only a Kiwi shot put and discus champion, he's also a teacher aid to two autistic boys at Moera Kindergarten.

Teachers secret to achievement, say schools

North Shore schools are celebrating recently released NCEA results.

Professional and dedicated staff with diligence and enthusiasm behind high achievement, say schools.

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