Education & play
Half of Christchurch's schools will see decile increases but only one in 10 Auckland schools will. Check your school's details here.
More than 5000 unregistered teachers are working in New Zealand schools.
A school's plan to issue pupils with microchipped wrist bands has failed to gain support from parents.
It's all the rage with yoga mums and British politicians - next it could be your kids.
School decile funding set to be dropped as an analysis confirms lower decile schools are behind.
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Rylea-May van Alphen has been a competitive athlete for almost half her 9 years.
Kerri Sackville shares how playing with Barbie took a hilariously scary turn for the worse.
This isn't just sand - it's magic sand, and you'll find yourself as keen to play with it as your kids are.
If you are after a kids' birthday party that's full of fun and costs next to nothing this is the one for you .
Just because you hated maths doesn't mean your kids have to. Here are some tips to help make numbers interesting.
Children as young as seven to get sex ed in UK but Kiwi school leaders say it's parents' responsibility.
Classrooms are being redesigned around the catch phrase "modern learning environment".
Pilot programme 'Success for Boys' is helping boys get excited about story writing.
A new study has found playing video games for a short time could be positive for kids.
Is changing the school your child attends the solution to stop bullying?
Students with special learning needs are still missing out on help with exams, despite an expensive assessment fee being scrapped.
Are school holidays a time for kids to chill out and relax, or do they need some structured activities to stop them running amok?
Smartphone technology is helping schools to report absences and check events.
Can your kids still string together a proper written sentence or has everything been reduced to text talk?
Rainbow looms and Dreamworks trading cards have taken Kiwi kids by storm.
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