John Lewis

Fulltime approaches for McDonald

Fulltime approaches for McDonald

When Jenny McDonald came to the Taieri 45 years ago as part of a ''wee look'' around New Zealand, the last thing she expected to do was get married and still be there today.

Primary pupils raring to race

Primary pupils raring to race

Silverstream School pupils are on their marks and set to go for the Taieri school sports cross-country event next week.

Gift of trees helps stream

Gift of trees helps stream

East Taieri School is looking even lusher and greener than usual after being given $1000 of native trees to plant on school grounds.

Win for John McGlashan

A satrical video about the benefits of ultrafast broadband and gigabit services in the classroom has won John McGlashan College top prize in the national Gigaschools Video Competition.

Dunedin school pupil tells NZ First how it is

Dunedin school pupil tells NZ First how it is

Jacobi Kohu-Morris is not even old enough to vote yet, but that is not stopping the 17-year-old from having his say about the state of politics in New Zealand in front of some pretty high-profile politicians. John Lewis reports.

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.