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Ashhurst School plans zoning

Ashhurst School headmaster Heath Chittenden says the school could become overcrowded.

 A soaring roll and town population has led Ashhurst School to plan enrolment zone rules.

No pool for school

Wakatipu High School principal Steve Hall says students will have to use the Queenstown Event Centre for swimming ...

Wakatipu High School principal is disappointed the new premises won't have a swimming pool.

Into the Dragon's Den

Paanga Smith, 14, from QEC, presents for her group as students pitch their ideas in a competition.

Manawatu Maori secondary school students get a chance to test their business ideas.

Kind Hearts spreading

Central Normal pupils Ngamarama Tuariki, 10, Nevaeh Anihana, 11, and Calais Parkinson, 10, learning about being Kind Hearts.

Winter chills are being chased away, with an explosion of warmheartedness hitting schools.

Disability support a 'black hole'

Nicola Parsons waited a year to get early intervention services for Sam. The Ministry of Education's target is to have ...

Preschoolers and their families waiting months for first appointment with early intervention services.

Debating has global spin-off video

Cerys Poore, left, Kate Powell, and Jemma Brisk exceeded all expectations at the World Scholar's Cup global round, held ...

They wanted only one medal, they took home 36. Now three Porirua teens could be bound for Yale.

Salisbury School gets extension

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has given Salisbury School more breathing room.

The Richmond school is heartened by new talks with the Ministry of Education about its future.

Proposed job cuts a 'shame' video

About 182 jobs are on the line.

Hundreds of people made their voices heard over proposed job cuts at the University of Otago.

Kids win playground poo war

Tarras School pupils celebrate the new public toilet that is up and running outside the school. Children petitioned the ...

Poosistance has paid off for a Central Otago school that's grounds were being used as a toilet by tourists.

School plans eco-playground

Kat Tobin and Adrienne Mawer on the Birkdale Primary playground forced to close last year after new health and safety ...

Children's entertainer Suzy Cato is supporting Birkdale Primary School's fundraising for a new playground.

What's wrong with school balls video

Guests dancing the waltz at a Timaru Girls High School Ball.

Zain​ Collins couldn't go to the school ball if he didn't have a date. Does this signal a wider issue with school balls in 2017?

School gets lower speed limit

Stratford Primary School Principal Jason Elder and school patrol member Noah West-Adam, 12, were happy with the ...

Thirty per cent of cars driving past flouted the old limit.

Former student leads choir to glory

Murrays Bay Intermediate's award-winning choir, the Notables, is a mix of year 7 and 8 students.

The choir won the top awards at The Kids Sing Choir competition in Auckland last week. 

Porirua schools help parents enrol video

Richard Afamasaga and Breana Nepia Te-Hau, both 10, can't wait to turn 18 so they can vote.

The kids can't vote but they can encourage their parents to head to the nearest polling booth.

Enrolments options a 'real life saver'

Titirangi mum Katherine Tanner said the new enrolment options were a life saver to working parents.

Parents can choose to pay, or not, for their kids to attend kindergarten during school holidays.

Meet the (three) candidates

Labour candidate Corie Haddock said he supported a campaign launched by NZEI Te Riu Roa.

A three party meeting discussing education heats up when funding is questioned.

No-partner rule a rarity

Palmerston North Boys' High School year 12 student Zain Collins was not impressed at the no-date, no-ticket rule at his ...

Many Manawatu schools do not require students to take a partner to the formal ball.

Trains app to save lives

Josh Rees thought of his app idea because he catches a train and then bus to school.

An Auckland teen's app concept could be developed to save the lives of headphone-users oblivious to oncoming trains.

Lincoln research centre under way

An artists' impression of the first stage of the Lincoln Hub

Work begins on $206 million world class facility at Lincoln University.

Teacher jailed for sex with pupil

The teacher had earlier pleaded guilty to three charges including two acts of unlawful sexual connection and one act of ...

A Waikato teacher who slept with his 15-year-old student has been sent to prison.

Southland leads learning success

Dyslexia tutor based in Auckland Jeanie Raffills, Dyslexia Support Southland support co-ordinator and Unique Minds ...

A new programme is targeting adult learners struggling with dyslexia.

Tackling Auckland teacher shortage

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AUT School of Education has 40 places in each of the BE courses and the Secondary Grad Dip but if there is greater demand it will take more.

Students share their culture

Eight students at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Raki Paewhenua went to the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education ...

The group of teenagers travelled to Toronto to perform at a meeting of indigenous cultures from around the world.

Labour promise a win for Canty?

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern pledged an extra $30m towards boosting mental health support for Canterby at Christchurch's ...

ANALYSIS: Is Labour's pledge to boost mental health support in Canterbury answering our most pressing need and is it feasible?

Private training school prosecuted

A private training school that allegedly illegally enrolled international students is being prosecuted (file photo).

Proceedings begin against a school that allegedly illegally enrolled international students and made false claims.

School's cyber safety project backfires

Year 10 students shared personal information through a photo messaging service, unaware the account was operated and ...

Netsafe says a school setting up false social media accounts to teach students about cyber safety "sends the wrong message".

Anti-abortion club faces ban video

University of Auckland's pro-abortion club are facing disaffiliation from the students association in a referendum being ...

Students to vote to keep or disaffiliate pro-life group from student union.

Plan to tighten university entrance

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Literacy requirements likely to change following concern over students' abilities.

Food processing course launched

The new food processing course would begin at Ara Institute of Canterbury next year.

A new qualification to prepare students for life in the food processing sector will get underway in Timaru next year.

Maths whiz tackles uni work

Horowhenua College head boy Jotham Harris has been studying university-level maths.

University maths, First XI soccer and head boy duties have made 2017 a busy year for Jotham Harris.

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