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Boys' schools have an edge

Boys in single-sex education appear to be ditching the sporty stereotype and performing better.

Sold-out success

A teenager's invention which makes chopping kindling easy and safe is in hot demand.

Rules for a reason: principals

JO MOIR - The Dominion Post
Students who repeatedly break uniform rules should be punished, principals say.

No expense spared

Hamilton schools are spending huge amounts of money on facilities and programmes.

Boarding school, damage done

OPINION: I went to boarding school a week before my 11th birthday. It affected me deeply.

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Classroom, students, pupils, learning, high school, secondary school

School suspensions turn into trials

Parents calling on lawyers to turn school disciplinary hearings into "mini High Court trials".

Teaching, teacher, whiteboard

School breaks free education rules

Ombudsman accuses school of unfairly charging for school books, photocopying and food ingredients.

Truant, truancy, smoking teenager, bunking

Truancy goalposts moved

A multi-million dollar anti-truancy programme is 'still unworkable' a year after it came into effect, principals say.

Cyber bullying

Bully students target teachers

As students get tech-savvy at creating offensive websites, it's teachers being targeted.

exams

Exams on-demand nearing

New Zealand could be one of the first countries to introduce on-demand and online school examinations.

Homework

Stress-proof your child

Primary school kids crying during tests, five-year-olds getting tutored - is life getting harder for kids?

Contraception

How to say no

ACC is stepping boldly into the minefield of sex education, amid claims that schools are failing to teach teens how to say "no".

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Blurred lines

Accepting gifts of underwear and party invites show boundaries between teachers and pupils are being stretched.

Truant, truancy, smoking teenager, bunking

Truants divert services

More than $3 million of extra funding pumped into fight truancy last year, but principals say service still failing.

St Paul’s Collegiate students Christian Neethling, Heath Johnson, Bevan Muirhead and Jonathon

Tablets replace books

A year nine science class from Saint Paul's Collegiate School will switch on their iPads when they need to jog their memories.

Drug Dogs In Schools

Drug dogs raiding schools

Canterbury schools are spending thousands on drug dogs to search classrooms and lockers.

ELEANOR

Must-read young adult books

Here are nine young adult books that should be on your must-read list.

Joel Parker, 17, enjoys late starts at Wellington High School but mum Marg Lawson

Breakfast banter lost

A lie-in gets a big tick from high school students, but a thumbs down from parents who say they barely see their children any more.

Classroom, students, pupils, learning, high school, secondary school

Teens go for slow start

Students looking for a lie-in are choosing Wellington High School because it offers late starts.

Chris Jarnet and Elaine Preston

School 'kick starts' new learning

Traditional classrooms phased out in favour of modern learning hubs with students working together across all levels.

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