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
Education Review finds a number of inspiring postgraduate students who despite difficult personal circumstances ranging from siblings with schizophrenia, to financial hardship, to a previous lack of engagement with education, are now well on their way to achieving their academic goals.
This year, the annual ‘undie run’ at Tauranga Boys’ College took an ugly turn, prompting a letter bemoaning the recent bad behaviour of boys in general. Principal Robert Mangan’s response below gives an insight into the complex and multi-faceted process of turning boys into fine young men.
New research shows that New Zealand’s schools’ anti-bullying policies are not up to scratch. What else can we do? JUDE BARBACK confronts this uncomfortable topic.