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Fine art and fingerpainting

Expressions Whirinaki's Learning Programmes Specialist Tina Powell leads a class in the Upper Hutt art gallery.

Mix together finger painting and fine art and you have Tina Powell's job

$800k for new classrooms

Te Anau school principal Grant Excell.

Te Anau Primary School is receiving a funding boost to be able to build two new classrooms as a result of a steadily increasing roll.

Capital cashes in on student boom

Margaret Ortega, left, from Hong Kong, says she loves Wellington because it's big enough that you are never bored, but ...

International students are increasingly choosing to study in Wellington, and the capital is cashing in.

Green thumbs at Wainuiomata school

Charles Watkins (left) and Margaret Angelo help teacher Mary Atua in the gardens at St Claudine Thevenet School.

Green-fingered students in Wainuiomata hope to put in an orchard at their school

New hall for St Pius

Keshana Jayasinghe, 10, Livia Murray, 10, Samuel Gardner, 10, and Daniel Butler, 9, had a sense of ownership of the new ...

After seeing their church burn down three years ago, St Pius X primary school students now have a new hall to call their own.

Schools 'creative' cost cutting video

Education Minister Hekia Parata wants schools to get on board with sharing resources and costs.

Principals are being forced to choose between keeping children safe in the playground or warm in the classroom.

When morality guardians invade

Family First campaign highlights a transgender student's use of facilities at a girls' school.

OPINION: Nadine Chalmers-Ross wants Family First out of the girls' changing rooms.

What happened to our schools?

Waikuku School has fallen into disrepair since its closure in 2014. It is yet to proceed beyond the initial stages of ...

Schools derelict, demolished or waiting for answers years after closure.

How to turn a college around

Redcliffs teenagers Imogen Crooks, 16, left and Emilia Crooks, 13, walk to the bus stop on their way to Linwood College.

Christchurch's Linwood College changed its reputation to become the school of choice for its community.

Wanaka Primary School classrooms project confirmed

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says negotiations to purchase land for Wanaka's new primary school are under way.

Ministry of Education officials are negotiating to purchase land in Wanaka for a new primary school to open in 2020-2021.

Hearing students love sign language video

Freyberg High School NCEA sign language learners Ranae Savill, left, and Kirsty Lauridsen, practising a conversation in ...

These pupils have no hearing problems, but are relishing the chance to learn sign language.

Bus driver's plea to parents

Sam Adams, a retired school bus driver, says parents need to meet their children on the same side of the road as ...

If you want to reduce school bus accidents, parents should meet their children on the side of the road they exit the bus on.

Polytech gets a bad mark

Witt CEO Barbara George.

Taranaki's Witt polytech has got a report card your parents would not be happy with.

Blaze rips through college block

Between 15 and 20 fire trucks were sent to the large blaze at Long Bay College.

Large fire causes substantial damage to building in Auckland's Long Bay College.

School burglary sees class cancelled

01022017 news Photo:supplied/Wairarapa News. Masterton rider Scott Lyttle is taking part in the Pioneer Mountain Bike ...

A burglary at Waihi College has meant a complete change of curriculum for some students.

Setting sail for school video

Luca Beihenert, 12, lives on a yacht in the harbour, and takes a dingy, then cycles to Nelson Intermediate School every day.

One Nelson student's daily journey to school is a little bit different to the usual bus, bike or car trip.

Remembered through words

Wilf Malcolm, from Feilding, talks about his book which captures the life of his sister Margaret.

The first female principal in New Zealand is being honoured in a biography written by her brother.

'We shall call her Janet'

Isaac Kirkwood with his robot Janet.

A secondary school national robotics championship has been taken out by a robot dubbed 'Janet'.

'Discovery' in French

French ambassador Florence Jeanblanc-Risler and Hon Nicky Wagner cut the ribbon for the first French-Rnglish bilingual ...

South Island's first French-English bilingual school programme opens.

The animation generation

Gene Harris of Animation College helping Tupuna Tatara of Southern Cross Campus.

As New Zealand's film industry grows, a few south Auckland students are aiming to contribute to it by getting smart with animation and design.

The students are back

The toga party for O Week in Hamilton was a big hit, with thousands of students flooding the city on Wednesday night.

"It gets quite loose."

Youth from world over visit Otara school

The members from Ship for World Youth interact with students at Ferguson Intermediate School in Otara, South Auckland.

After sailing for about eight days, 46 youth leaders from Ukraine, Egypt, Kenya and Costa Rica among 10 other countries docked at Ferguson Intermediate School in Otara.

Five reasons why to get cooking

Staff at Mangere Mountain Education Centre with the students of Mangere College.

South Auckland students are being encouraged to ditch fast food in exchange for a healthier home-cooked meal using Maori food crops.

I heart humanities

MUSA distance students' advocate Katheryn-Margaret Pascoe, left, and first year psychology student Briana Van Dorpe, ...

The humanities need love, and Massey has the students to express it.

Donated bikes stolen from school

The shed at Pomare Primary School in Taita, Lower Hutt, was broken into early this year. The barred door was pulled on ...

A locked door and a padlocked gate didn't stop thieves from taking ten bikes from a Lower Hutt school

Raroa School gets $1.1m

Raroa Normal Intermediate School, in the northern Wellington suburb of Johnsonville, will get $1.1m from the Government ...

Taxpayer funding will see two new classrooms built at northern Wellington school.

Room for another high school?

Year 7 students at Richmond View School, from left, Felix Bell and Jayden Choi.

Faith-based primary school wants to take secondary students.

Gore High's hostel buildings demolished

Hostel buildings demolished as the number of boarders drops.

Recycling could return to school

Oliver Watkins, 7, Hunta Ngatai-Northcott, 8, and Jack Francis, 12, may be able to keep the recycling out of the rubbish ...

When a new contractor stopped picking up its recycling, a rural school had to start putting it in with the rubbish. But that could soon change.

Millions brought in by international students

Craighead Diocesan School singers perform at the international students welcoming ceremony.

About 120 students from across the world were welcomed into the Timaru district during a special ceremony.

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