National certificate of educational achievement (NCEA) exams
begin in less than two months, and Otago secondary school
teachers are concerned about the effect of planned strike
action on their pupils' preparations for the exams.
Building stools, taking extended lunch breaks, and teachers
shouting you lunch instead of shouting at you - yesterday was
like a school day in the twilight zone for Kaikorai Valley
College pupil Nathaniel McMonagle (13).