John Lewis

Five board of trustees members resign over principal concerns

Five board of trustees members resign over principal concerns

Rotary Park School has been described as a "sinking ship", and all but one of its six board of trustees members have resigned over growing concerns about the return of the school's principal, Carmel Casey.

Pupils ring the change as school ends

Pupils ring the change as school ends

As the bell tolled at 3pm, ending the day's lessons at Forbury School for the last time, there was a strange air of jubilation mixed with despair.

Increasing roll prompts plans for possible move

Increasing rolls, space constraints and the lure of possible cost reductions have prompted the Catholic Education Office to investigate moving its St Mary's School in Mosgiel to a new site.

Retail sector bustles with crowds of visitors

Retail sector bustles with crowds of visitors

You can almost hear city retailers singing Gaudeamus igitur ("Let us rejoice").

Three win awards

Three science and technology secondary school pupils from the Southern region won international travel prizes and big cash scholarships at the Genesis Energy Realise the Dream Awards at Government House, in Wellington, last night.

Green light for junction construction

Green light for junction construction

Construction of a $25 million junction on State Highway 1 at Lookout Point could begin as early as July next year, the New Zealand Transport Agency said.

Deficiencies seen in charter schools plan

The Government's proposal to introduce charter schools is nothing more than an opportunity for a school to "cherry-pick pupils and usher low-achieving students out the door", a teachers' leader says.

Theatre school cancelled

Theatre school cancelled

A musical theatre summer school planned for young performers in Dunedin during the school holidays has been cancelled because of lack of interest.

Year 9 roll up at city schools

Year 9 roll up at city schools

Several Dunedin secondary schools will create additional year 9 classes next year, following an unexpected surge in junior enrolments.

DCC mulls naming rights for municipal chambers

DCC mulls naming rights for municipal chambers

In a move resembling the naming of Forsyth Barr Stadium, the Dunedin City Council is exploring the possibility of financial gain from Dunedin business naming rights on rooms in the upgraded Municipal Chambers and Dunedin Centre.