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Otago children lead the country in reading, maths, and writing achievement.
Regan Stokes hopes to give free community night classes in te reo Maori.
Otago kids best at reading, writing and maths, while others are lagging behind, national standards data shows.
Schools are choosing an ''opt in'' system for religious education to avoid a parent backlash.
Mother says son was "made to wash dishes" after she chose to opt him out of school's religious classes.
Schools are picking up the slack in dealing with social welfare problems, a Chch principal says.
Three-quarters of secondary schools are not actively improving pupils' results, a new report says.
North Canterbury's over-stretched Rangiora High School is getting a "substantial redevelopment".
Teen boys are increasingly concerned about appearance, especially ahead of the ball season.
Nova Montessori calls itself Nova's Ark - "Our school is on an island, literally, when it floods."
Two more schools have been added to ECan's database of potentially contaminated land.
A team of health professionals is helping a growing number of children with mental health issues.
A Christchurch family, whose boy was strangled and stomped on, says school has its 'head in the sand'.
Almost nine in every 10 schools in Christchurch sit on land that may be contaminated.
For a while there, things could have looked pretty bleak for children in a tech-centric world.
Beauty queens may wish for it, but a group of Christchurch pupils are actually making world peace happen.
Labour gives option of $100 annual grant per student if schools chop voluntary donations.
A Te Whanau Tahi school student has won a top senior Maori language speech competition for Canterbury.
ACT party would treat children as political pawns if its charter school policy goes ahead, union leader says.
Merger announcement take parents by surprise
Plans for controversial merger unveiled when parents believed decision would not be finalised until end of July.
OPINION: Bullying is not something the ministry and schools can eliminate by themselves says the Secretary for Education.
A team of high school boys hopes its scheme will rid Christchurch of plastic bags and also turn a profit.
A burst water main has forced Christchurch Girls' High School to send its 1000 pupils home.
Consent has been granted for a trust to build a Christian school in Rolleston up to year 8, but application to double its roll within 10 years is declined.
Christchurch's school ball season is in full swing and so are the after-parties.
Bishop Barry Jones faces opposition to his plan to open a new 495-pupil school and shut two smaller ones.
To say Miss K is looking forward to going to school is an understatement. "I've been excited about school since I was born!"
Boys in single-sex education appear to be ditching the sporty stereotype and performing better.
Single sex schools are proving to be the winning way for boys, research shows.
A couple whose 9-year-old son was allegedly strangled and stomped on have had enough.
A St Andrew's College boarding house had a visit from three fire appliances yesterday afternoon.
Christ's College can now officially call Hagley Park home.
Kids are mad over them, schools are banning them and adults are flogging them off online.
John Key said Govt had taken a "leap of faith" in backing Canterbury's new educational structure.
Christchurch council will ask Govt to delay the closure of Phillipstown School by two years.
A Christchurch school is taking the loss of its quake-damaged hall into its own hands.
Three Christchurch special schools could be move to mainstream campuses under a $14.1m shakeup.
OPINION: The school's clever spaces and sustainable features show what could be possible.
Canterbury teachers are worried a proposal to scrap the Teachers Council will undermine them.
Children armed with paper swords, shields and balloons filled with flour took to Sefton School for war yesterday.
Parents have pleaded with councillors to ensure the Pioneer childhood centre stays open.
Planners have recommended consent for a large school in Rolleston be declined, but the school's trust remains hopeful it will open.
Concern has been raised about the selection of the Phillipstown and Woolston schools merger board.
JODY O'CALLAGHAN - The Press
Students hit the realities of WWI when they munched their way through food eaten by their forefathers.
Hundreds of public complaints made about early childhood centres will be released, but no centres will be named.
Ombudsman accuses school of unfairly charging for school books, photocopying and food ingredients.
Big Christchurch secondary schools continue to swallow up pupils to the detriment of others.
Almost 70 earthquake-damaged school buildings will be demolished this year.
OPINION: Phillipstown people finally have pride in where they live - and the anchor through it all has been the school.
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