Schools urged to adopt gender-neutral uniforms

Schools are being urged to adopt gender-neutral uniforms as part of wider efforts to ensure children with diverse gender identities and sexualities feel welcome. The Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) said students should be able to choose which...... Read More

Union says education is budget loser

New Zealand's largest education union has marked the budget as a fail, saying the sector has come out a loser. The NZEI says early childhood services are suffering the seventh straight year of a funding freeze, and an increase to the school operations...... Read More

Local schools at risk of overcrowding

A government report has revealed nine local schools are among hundreds around the country that are already classed as overcrowded or at risk of overcrowding. Using data from 2015 and 2016, the Education Network Annual Assessment Report has revealed...... Read More

Let’s make NZ bullying-free

If we want to make New Zealand a bully-free country then we are all going to have to work together. Ahead of Bullying-Free NZ Week which takes place across the country from May 22-26,  the Bullying Prevention Advisory Group launched a new website...... Read More

Traditional tale becomes bilingual book

The traditional story told by Nga Potiki of how mountains in the Bay of Plenty came to be has been turned into a bilingual picture book. Nga Maunga Tohora (The Whale Mountains) aims to introduce new generations of young Tauranga Moana children...... Read More

Warriors take league to library

The Vodafone Warriors are bringing literacy and league together at Chartwell Library this week. The Auckland-based National Rugby League team takes on the St George Illawarra Dragons at FMG Stadium Waikato on Friday in the side’s first ever...... Read More

Art students leave their mark in China

A group of Bay of Plenty art students recently experienced the trip of a lifetime when they visited China. The six students, from Mount Maunganui College and Tauranga Boys’ College, spent 17 days in Jiangxi province, focusing on graphic arts. They...... Read More

Let kids be kids: Little anti-age change

Four-year-olds should be making tea with muddy water rather than starting school early, Labour leader Andrew Little believes. He doesn't back education reform legislation that's set to be read for a final time in Parliament this week and would...... Read More

’Feeding the Roots’ model for Pasifika students

Teachers of intermediate-aged Pasifika students are being encouraged to include more cultural components into their teaching to ensure young adolescents stay engaged with learning throughout secondary school. Massey University PhD graduate (Education)...... Read More

Assurances sought for Kiwi students in Australia

New Zealand's foreign minister says spats between Canberra and Wellington over student fees and citizenship entitlements haven't harmed the "superb" relationship between the two countries. Gerry Brownlee met his Australian counterpart...... Read More