Let’s talk about self-harm

A representative on the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and also a school counsellor herself, Jean Andrews discusses recognising, responding to and reducing self-harm amongst young people. By Soumya Bhamidipati.

NCEA workload – the elephant in the classroom

Submissions on the NCEA Review have just closed, but do the ‘Big Opportunities’ outlined by the review really address the workloads caused by NCEA? Soumya Bhamidipati talks to a teacher and student about their thoughts on workload, assessment and the way we learn and teach.

Doing it once, doing it right: Reducing NCEA overassessment

Secondary school students in New Zealand undergo multiple assessments to obtain an NCEA qualification. Soumya Bhamidipati talks to Principal Maurie Abraham about what it would mean to have a singular assessment at the end of a student’s educational journey instead.

Technology and our tamariki – are we getting it right?

Paediatric physiotherapist Julie Cullen looks at the impacts of edu-gaming and time spent on devices on the wellbeing, development and educational outcomes of Kiwi kids. With so much research now to consider, are we getting it right when it comes to technology and our tamariki?

Are Kiwi Kids still all right?

Rachel Helyer Donaldson looks at how our education and health systems are responding to the crisis of anxiety affecting our children and young people.

Response: Teacher Education Refresh programme is working

The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly Education Council) responds to criticism of the Teacher Education Refresh programme.

Why overseas teachers will help – but not solve – New Zealand’s teacher shortage...

New Zealand has a dire shortage of teachers. Yet despite recruitment campaigns and refresher programmes, a number of stories are emerging of overseas and returning teachers struggling to navigate the systems and costs involved with getting work in New Zealand schools. JUDE BARBACK suggests that valuing the existing teacher workforce is a better long-term solution.

A two-way runway: international students and global citizenship

Global citizenship is not just about arming Kiwi kids with the confidence to branch out: the world is increasingly coming to New Zealand, to the point that international education is now one of the linchpins of our export economy. By Jaylan Boyle.

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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