John Lewis

One day their prints may come

One day their prints may come

If three Columba College pupils could see their business plan come to fruition, every hospital in New Zealand would have a 3-D printer creating low-cost prosthetic limbs for amputees.

Otago principals agree IES initiative flawed

Otago principals agree IES initiative flawed

Otago principals have backed a New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) survey which shows schools across the country are vehemently opposed to the Government's $359 million Investing in Educational Success (IES) policy.

Brain Bee double win for Christ's

Brain Bee double win for Christ's

No matter how difficult the questions are, the South Island Secondary Schools Brain Bee Challenge is no place to lose your head.

Study awards for PE teachers

Study awards for PE teachers

Two Dunedin physical education teachers are among eight nationwide to receive prestigious awards to study overseas.

Shoemakers, heart and sole

Shoemakers, heart and sole

James Eason takes one look at me and says: ''You're a 9 - maybe a 9.''

Schools counting cost of wood

Schools counting cost of wood

The new wood pellet boilers heating many of Dunedin's schools are costing more than three times as much to run as their older coal-fired equivalents, which has left one school principal regretting the decision to move to wood pellets. Reporter John Lewis talks to several Dunedin schools about why they have, or have not, converted to the new technology.

Leak fixed, old boiler next

The hunt is over at Kaikorai Valley College after a major search found the leaking pipe which was causing heating woes.

'Chance to shine'

'Chance to shine'

For most Taieri College senior pupils, the school ball is one of the highlights of the year, if not their entire secondary education.

Life not so swede after $200 theft

Life not so swede after $200 theft

A South Otago farmer has gone off his swede after someone raided the honesty box on his swede stall at the weekend.

Southern pupils feature strongly

Southern pupils feature strongly

The answers to some of the nation's future financial dilemmas may rest in the hands of pupils from southern secondary schools.