Code crackers at leading edge

Schoolgirls at leading edge of IT

Pupils at Selwyn House have created NZ's first all-girl code club, learning the basics of creating computer software.

'It's hard to argue with'

Amuri school gates

Initial fears about National Standards have eased and they've started to become useful, a principal says.

Standards surviving

school report

The controversial National Standards are turning five. Do they belong in our schools?

Quakes affect ratings


Several Christchurch schools lose up to $34k as post-quake landscape creates some big changes.

Schools rob Peter to pay Paul

Phil Holstein

Principals fear funding cuts will see schools funded by sausage sizzles and ''voluntary'' fees.

St Mark's in trouble


Education Ministry steps in amid concern from parents over stressed teachers at St Mark's School.

Students removed over friction


Some parents are removing their children from Linwood College, citing concerns the relationship between staff could affect students' learning.

Linwood College in turmoil

Linwood College

Conflict is brewing as the Ministry of Education acknowledges the school could be in "serious trouble".

How to survive exam season

Students, studying, exams

Students need to reminder to keep themselves healthy during exams, a Christchurch dietitian says.

PDAs a problem for schools

Teenagers kissing, young love, teenage sex

The old adage "there's a time and a place for everything" doesn't quite ring true for amorous secondary school students.

Prizegivings a minefield


Are school prizegivings just? A researcher says it can depend on who you know but schools disagree.

Christ's College restoration honoured

Canterbury Heritage Award

Christ's College has won the supreme prize at this year's Canterbury Heritage Awards.

New laptops well received

merrin school

A delivery of free laptops ''rocked the socks off'' nearly 80 Christchurch primary school pupils yesterday.

Schools failing to report standards

A teacher writes on a blackboard

About a quarter of Maori language schools are still not reporting national standards data four years after it was introduced.

Parents' campaign pays off

Michele and Fraser Tempero

Christchurch school takes up Canadian learning disability programme after advocating mums' efforts.

Riled by uni's 'racism'

Ekant Veer

Support has flooded in for lecturer who returned an award in stand against racism at Canterbury campus.

Tech clubs taking off


Push for software programming in east Christchurch has led to "code clubs" mushrooming in libraries and schools.

Parents urge school bus seatbelts

Makayla and Ariana Eades

Cheviot parents pushing for law change after crash where girl was thrown from bus.

Research key to right school

Rangi Ruru

After exploring the options, my daughter decided a single-sex school with a "family" feel was the best fit.

Finding the right school fit


Every child is different and every school has its merits, which is why three of my kids go to different schools.

Picking the right high school

High school students

Is it better to send your child to a school close to home or one with qualities you have to pay for?

Which school is best?

Public vs private? Single sex vs co-ed?

High school students

Is it better to send your child to a school close to home or one with qualities you have to pay for?

Students raise $100k for cancer

St Bede’s students

60 secondary school students have run 120 kilometres each over five days to raise $100,000 for CanTeen.

School zones cripple buyers

School classroom

Houses are being bought for 'silly money' as parents fight to get property in school zones.

$250k to sweeten PPTA's pot


PPTA has withdrawn High Court action against the Crown after receiving more than $250,000 from the Ministry of Education.

'Difficult' behaviour after quakes


Schools seeing short fuses and out-of-control behaviour in children affected by 2011 quakes.

Key's school site to be developed

John Key

PM's former Christchurch primary school sold and site cleared for future development.

Burnside appoints new principal

Phil Holstein

Riccarton High's Phil Holstein will take up the reins at Christchurch's largest high school next year.

Loopholes create school 'apartheid'

school generic

Up to $250k being added to value of homes in "good school" zones to limit access to disadvantaged.

Schools reflect growth in south

Halswell Junction Rd and Springs Rd roundabouts

Space for two new schools on the southern outskirts of the city has been secured.

Company chased for $800,000

DIY, hammer, hammering, construction, roof, building, builder, roofer

The Government is chasing a Chch company for $800,000 over allegedly defective and leaky school buildings.

Lunches are harming kids

school lunch, eating

School canteens are selling foods high in fat and sugar which experts believe are harming children's health.

Education a hot election topic


Education has been a hot topic this election but how do policies actually affect Joe and Junior Bloggs?

Bottle opener gift 'inappropriate'

Christ's College

Is Christ's College perpetuating NZ's heavy drinking culture by gifting students a bottle opener?

'Dissatisfaction' behind call for help

Margaret Paiti

Staff "dissatisfaction" at Christchurch school led to its second Govt intervention in just over three years.

Linwood College needs outside help

Linwood College

All Linwood College parents and staff will be surveyed as outside manager takes over employment issues.

Battle of the schools

school students, kids

Schools back to pre-quake roll levels are turning away out-of-zone pupils, while others are courting them to fill gaps.

Parents must take 'foot off the pedal'

Bronwyn Hayward

The pressure young children face to achieve is enormous, says Bronwyn Hayward.

Trophy raises cricket awareness

Cricket cup at North New Brighton

Cricket World Cup organisers go on charm offensive ahead of 2015 event, displaying champion's cup at Christchurch schools.

Beyond learning

School classroom

Classrooms are being redesigned around the catch phrase "modern learning environment".

Primary schools go head to head

school generic

Primary schools are "upping the ante" in a growing battle for intermediate-age pupils.

Teachers protest $359m policy

Teachers protest

About 30 school staff representing about six schools turned up to Gerry Brownlee's office in Ilam early this morning.

Singer dishes out school advice

Shihad’s Jon Toogood

Shihad frontman Jon Toogood will impart his music industry wisdom at three Christchurch schools.

Principal issues drugs warning

St Michael’s School

A primary school is worried students won't enrol if legal high shops are allowed to open nearby.

$855k grant to repair classroom

Yani Johanson

Anglican Church will get council grant to help repair block at St Michael's School.

Special schools happy with plans

A teacher writes on a blackboard

Proposal to relocate two special schools to mainstream campuses put on hold.

Anger at school's calming idea


Some Southland parents furious as a school suggests a calming technique for pupils in the wake of bullying.

Breakfast clubs cater to empty stomachs

Breakfast Hub

Hundreds of teenagers are turning up to school hungry, and numbers attending programmes to feed pupils have swelled, organisers say.

School tech services up for review

sewing machine

Cooking, sewing and woodwork are set for a teaching revamp in Canterbury schools.

Site for new high schools sought

Rape Prevention

New sites for Avonside Girls' and Shirley Boys' should be secured by the end of the year.

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