John Lewis

Off to science events

Off to science events

Three Dunedin science pupils have been selected to represent New Zealand at international science and technology events.

Firm revolutionised building industry

Firm revolutionised building industry

"We started out with no clients and no income. All we had was a $200 typewriter and an office in the basement of a building in Clark St."

Pupils never cease to amaze retiring principal

Pupils never cease to amaze retiring principal

"It never ceases to amaze me, the way children can grasp concepts and develop emotionally, physically and academically as they go through the school."

Shorter breaks a success, says principal

Shorter breaks a success, says principal

Antisocial behaviour in College Street School's playground appears to have ceased, seven months after traditional school lunch breaks were shortened.

Teen awarded help to polish latest novel

Teen awarded help to polish latest novel

"The secret to good writing is persistence and lots of reading. So, I spend most of my free time in the school library. My friends say I should just live in the library."

Disruptive pupil solution bid

Discussions are continuing in a bid to find an alternative service for disruptive secondary school pupils following the closure of the Phoenix Centre in Dunedin last term.

Old rockers pass on musical tips

Old rockers pass on musical tips

Die! Die! Die! brought life to the ambitions of about 130 Dunedin secondary school pupils yesterday by offering tips on how to become high-profile rock musicians.

Design decision surprises other institutions

Staff from three New Zealand tertiary institutions providing design degrees have expressed surprise at the University of Otago plans to downgrade its design programme.

Waitati School's bus service to be axed

Waitati School's bus service to be axed

Waitati School's bus service is about to reach the end of the line, leaving staff and the parents of some pupils concerned for their children's safety.

NCEA course endorsements backed

Otago secondary school principals are praising the New Zealand Qualifications Authority's new NCEA course endorsements which will recognise pupils who perform exceptionally well in individual courses.