Thursday 30 March 2017

Volume 96 Number 5

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Sharing the joy of reading and writing

The Auckland Writers Festival gathers together thousands of readers and thinkers to our biggest city each year. The festival’s Schools Programme aims to inspire the next generation of readers and writers, and this year even more is on offer for schools who wish to attend. A rich world of literary experience is on offer to primary and secondary school students …read more


Mangere school transformed

Mangere school transformed

Koru School in Auckland was opened with a dawn blessing earlier this month, heralding the beginning of a new era for its students and staff. When a karakia rang out to greet the rising sun during a dawn blessing at Koru School in Auckland earlier this month, it signalled the start of a fresh direction for students and staff. The …read more


Consent and sexuality education

Consent and sexuality education

Karl Le Quesne, Deputy Secretary for Early Learning and Student Achievement, discusses the subject of consent. There’s been a lot of discussion in recent days about consent – what consenting to sexual intimacy really means, what young people are learning about consent at school, and what they need to learn. Along the way young men and women have led much …read more


An integrated investigation: Science at Taita College

An integrated investigation: Science at Taita College

A project that integrates several strands of the curriculum in a culturally responsive way is driving student engagement in science at Taita College in Lower Hutt. Science teachers at Taita College have been looking for a way to move from ‘subject silos’ and towards a programme where integration, collaboration and culturally responsive practice is a focus. HOD Science Sujata Rajagopal …read more


Writing about belonging

Writing about belonging

The Commonwealth Class Writing Competition has been won by Auckland student James Balston. A piece of writing about belonging has won James Balston a Commonwealth writing prize. The year 6 Waitakere Primary School student won the 7–10 year olds category in the Commonwealth Class Writing Competition late last year. The theme of the entries was ‘A sense of belonging,’ and …read more


Representing the voice of youth

Representing the voice of youth

   Scarlett Parkes worked together with students from 11 countries to write an international White Paper on Global Citizenship. She has recently returned from the international UNESCO forum in Ottawa, Canada, where she presented the paper. Scarlett Parkes with her peers at the international UNESCO forum in Ottawa.   A standing ovation at an international UNESCO forum in March made …read more


A great learning curve

A great learning curve

Rotorua’s Catholic faith-based Community of Learning (CoL) lead principal Patrick Walsh talks about the CoL’s journey to date. International studies show that the best education systems have a high level of collaboration between schools; one of the best features of Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako has been to break down the silo mentality that we’ve developed where we’re all …read more


A buzz at Hora Hora Primary School

A buzz at Hora Hora Primary School

Students at Hora Hora Primary School in Whangarei were keen as mustard to get into their dazzling new classrooms after a $6.9 million makeover that has virtually given them a brand new school. The upgrade of Whangarei’s Hora Hora Primary School was finished in December ready for the start of the 2017 school year. The redevelopment has delivered exceptional results …read more


Opening of Lemonwood Grove celebrated

Opening of Lemonwood Grove celebrated

Canterbury’s brand new Lemonwood Grove School | Te Uru Tarata has been officially opened, bringing the total number of new schools to open in the region since the start of the year to three.  Students, whānau and educators joined the Prime Minister, Associate Minister of Education and others to mark the official opening of Lemonwood Grove School in Rolleston. Around …read more


Occupation Outlook: checking out job and training opportunities

Occupation Outlook: checking out job and training opportunities

An updated version of the Occupation Outlook app has been launched to help students navigate the world of training and jobs. Ben Wallace talking to students at the official launch of Occupation Outlook at Ormiston Senior College on Friday 24 February. Hon Paul Goldsmith, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister, is on the left.   The 2017 Occupation Outlook is …read more

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