John Lewis

Fewer suspensions, exclusions

Fewer suspensions, exclusions

While the number of pupils being stood down, suspended or excluded from Otago schools has reached some of the lowest levels in more than a decade, concerns have been raised about the increasing number of younger pupils displaying violent behaviour in the classroom.

New principal for Queen's High

New principal for Queen's High

If Queen's High School new principal, Di Carter, has plans for the South Dunedin secondary school, she is not revealing them just yet.

Otago schools lead the way

Otago schools lead the way

Otago primary schools have outclassed the rest of the country's schools by recording the highest levels of achievement in reading, writing and mathematics, Ministry of Education data shows.

Worst of this flu season yet to come

Worst of this flu season yet to come

A cold is different from influenza. The flu usually develops more quickly. You will have fever and muscle aches within a few hours and will generally feel sicker than with a cold. John Lewis and Eileen Goodwin report.

Follow the piper for fun and Games

Follow the piper for fun and Games

Arthur Street School's version of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony may have been created on a shoestring budget compared with the official ceremony in Glasgow today, but childhood imagination and enthusiasm well and truly made up for it.

Conflict leaves science trip uncertain

Conflict leaves science trip uncertain

Mathew Denys' trip of a lifetime to the World Science Conference in Jerusalem next month is in limbo as conflict rages in Gaza.

OGHS introduces house system

OGHS introduces house system

Otago Girls' High School has established a permanent house system aimed at building on the school's camaraderie and competitive spirit.

Past and present NZ Post staff gather

Past and present NZ Post staff gather

For more than 40 years, David Feather and Max Larkins have been making sure important mail such as birthday cards, letters from home, medical appointments and, of course, the bills, reaches your post box each morning.

Sweet Adelines celebrate harmonious 25 years

Sweet Adelines celebrate harmonious 25 years

When Anne Limburg founded the Dunedin Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines 25 years ago, she never dreamt it would be so successful.

Frank views at casket open day

Frank views at casket open day

Some people tend to get a bit twitchy when it comes to choosing their own funeral casket, especially when they are still alive.