School deciles: the big movers

Half of Christchurch's schools will see decile increases but only one in 10 Auckland schools will. Check your school's details here.

Tablets 'hold students back'

Increased smart device use at schools is hampering pupils' computer skills development, industry experts say.

Standards surviving

The controversial National Standards are turning five. Do they belong in our schools?

Why kids should learn to code

The three Rs may soon have a C next to them as the move toward teaching coding in New Zealand schools gathers pace.

Charting a success story

After just eight months, charter schools claim they are making great strides with struggling students.


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Phil Holstein

Schools rob Peter to pay Paul

Principals fear funding cuts will see schools funded by sausage sizzles and ''voluntary'' fees.


Grittier texts lure in readers

Teachers are increasingly turning to darker tales to get pupils interested in reading.

School classroom

School donations questioned

A school has been caught out after potentially misleading parents over 'voluntary' donations.

Steven Adams

Adams gives back

Rising basketball star Steven Adams is determined to give another kid the same opportunities he had.

Teenage girl talking on the phone

Teen slang 101

ICYMI: Oxford Dictionaries have released a list of words that are popular today.

all boys school

Boys' schools have an edge

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

Ayla Hutchinson

Sold-out success

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

lucan battison

Rules for a reason: principals

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

Hamilton Boys’ High SchooL

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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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 on-demand nearing

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

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