Education

NZ ready to march for science

New Zealand scientists will be the first in the world to take part in the Global March for Science tomorrow. Marches are scheduled to take place in Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. Social and physical sciences...... Read More

Special funds for special education needed now

"Principals are calling for additional resources to deal with the growing number of students presenting with high behavioural and learning needs," says president of the New Zealand Principals' Federation Whetu Cormick. "I am receiving...... Read More

Fonterra tankers get a facelift

If you're planning on taking a road trip around New Zealand’s rural roads, see if you can spot six children who have joined Fonterra’s tanker fleet family. Some 38 of Fonterra’s tanker and truck units are getting a head-to-toe...... Read More

Principals say children out of control

Recent reports of excessive violence, amongst school children, towards teachers should come as no surprise, but more as a wake up call to parents and caregivers New Zealand wide. Violence by children in primary schools has reached breaking point for...... Read More

School violence “at breaking point“

Conservative Party officials have claimed that recent reports of excessive violence amongst school children towards teachers should come as no surprise. In a statement released this week, party leader Leighton Baker said violence by children in...... Read More

Teachers quit over sexual harassment

Two female teachers "considerably distressed" over allegations of sexual harassment by students have quit their jobs at Wellington's St Patrick's College Silverstream. Four year nine boys were suspended over the incident in February...... Read More

NCEA pass rates up

Final NCEA results released this week confirm more students are achieving NCEA, with the most significant increases in achievement being by Maori and Pasifika students. The final results for 2016 show that Year 12 NCEA Level 2 achievement by Maori students...... Read More

“Biggest update to NZ education“ in 30-years

A bill that has been labelled the biggest update to education in New Zealand in nearly 30 years took a significant step forward in parliament earlier today. The Education (Update) Amendment Bill aims to create a platform for achieving educational...... Read More

Eastern Bay schools close ahead of Cyclone Cook

Some 57 schools in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, along with around 80 early learning services, have been advised to close on Wednesday as the region takes precautions ahead of Cyclone Cook. Heavy rain is forecast from around midday on Wednesday, and...... Read More

Proving the benefits of music therapy

A Victoria University of Wellington academic has been awarded nearly $100,000 in funding to research the effectiveness of music therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The New Zealand IHC Foundation funded-project, led by Dr Daphne...... Read More