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When anxiety starts to interfere with a child’s life

Developing long-term strategies to help children approach – rather than avoid – situations which might spark anxiety is key to preventing anxiety disorders having a negative impact on their lifelong mental health. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson

Rethinking learning support

The Government has announced funding for 600 new learning support coordinators (LSCs) to focus on students with complex needs. What does this mean for our children, our schools – and our future? Might it bring us a step closer towards equity and excellence in education? By Anna Clements.

The unicycle and the union

Let’s talk about self-harm

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POLICY

Access, not compulsion – Nikki Kaye’s Strengthening Second Language Learning Bill

Former Minister and current National education spokesperson Nikki Kaye tells JAYLAN BOYLE she wants to reach across party lines to progress her Strengthening Second Language Learning Bill, which she also believes will realise universal access to te reo Māori at primary and intermediate level.

Boards of Trustees – change is coming, but what will it...

With a major review of Tomorrow’s Schools underway, school governance is in for a shake-up. But what will change look and feel like for New Zealand schools and their communities? JUDE BARBACK considers shared governance, parental input and other possibilities that could deliver more collaboration and less competition between schools.

RESEARCH

Faces and spaces: why good transitions matter for children

JUDE BARBACK catches up with Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop during her visit to New Zealand to discuss her fascinating research project in which she has studied the lives of 150 children for over 14 years, making some compelling conclusions about the impact of early childhood education and transitions.

We need to talk about…life-long learning

Roger Smyth discusses how micro-credentials will help resolve the emerging need for training but raises questions about how the government is going to effectively fund life-long learning.

Men in ECE: no easy answers without a shift in society

JAYLAN BOYLE looks at accusation bias scaring men away from a career in early childhood education (ECE).

Looking through the open doors of Hobsonville Point Secondary School

Dr Noeline Wright has observed the development of one of New Zealand’s most progressive high schools, Hobsonville Point Secondary School since the very beginning.
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One giant playdate across two countries: why student exchange programmes are...

JUDE BARBACK accompanied eight primary school kids on a new school exchange programme to Korea and witnessed first-hand what an impact such experiences can have – not just on the students, but on the school and its wider community.

Rethinking learning support