Hundreds of teenagers are turning up to school hungry, and numbers attending programmes to feed pupils have swelled, organisers say.
Cooking, sewing and woodwork are set for a teaching revamp in Canterbury schools.
New sites for Avonside Girls' and Shirley Boys' should be secured by the end of the year.
The outspoken critic of school mergers, Tony Simpson will not head the merged Phillipstown-Woolston school.
Christchurch's Rudolf Steiner school has cordoned off areas contaminated with lead and arsenic.
Quake principals move on after schools close
Seven principals were left questioning their futures when their schools were closed last year. Some have left education, while others travel.
Graham Kitchin, who taught at Waitaki Boys' for 38 years, is not surprised by a critical report.
Board disagrees with critical report
Independent consultant says school's reputation and roll numbers "seriously at risk" if concerns not addressed.
Ground has been broken on the new Lyttelton Primary School site in Oxford St.
Christchurch health school must pay $18,000 to former assistant principal for unjustifiably firing her.
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School pupils should be made to exercise 90 minutes a week, says academic.
Thieves have stolen 20 new laptops from decile 2 Woolston School in Christchurch.
OPINION: The government calls them cheats, but school zones rob families of choice.
Christchurch Girls' High School has lost its bid to get construction of a cycle path along Matai St East delayed.
A North Canterbury primary school has put a hold on its controversial microchip bracelet programme.
It's not every day hundreds perform a haka in your honour but Anton Cooper's days are far from ordinary.
Christchurch Girls' High has lost its bid to delay construction of new cycle path along Matai St East.
School's hope to track pupils' good behaviour with microchip bracelets prompts concern from parents.
Education Ministry down to two private contenders in the race to build four schools for $200m before 2018.
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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.
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