ROWAN EDWARDS says we urgently need to increase funding for mental health services at primary and intermediate schools.
In a rare move, the Ministry of Education has agreed to override zoning rules to allow a bullied student to change schools this year. Is this merely a Band-Aid solution that avoids addressing an underlying culture of bullying in our schools?
Are we are doing enough to ensure the wellbeing of students at all levels in our schools? ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY reports.
In New Zealand, single-gender education is a choice parents can make – not a common scenario in comparable state education systems. As the debate continues to burn in the US, JAYLAN BOYLE talks to two principals of single-gender schools about why they believe their school environment is a force for good – both cite reasons that might not be immediately obvious.
“Kayla bullied me today,” said my Year 2 daughter solemnly. “That’s terrible,” I responded. “What happened?” “She snatched my fidget spinner from me and wouldn’t give it back.” I resisted the temptation to tell her off for...
Teacher Toni Ferens helps align puberty education resources with The New Zealand Curriculum and classroom teaching.
Drawing on his experience teaching at a school in China, ANDY ELLMERS discusses how important and just how difficult it is for secondary school students to strike a balance between academic demands and finding time for extracurricular activities