Pupils skipping NCEA
examinations in Otago have dropped dramatically in the past
three years, but principals say the numbers are still too
Dunedin chiropractors may notice a small influx of clientele
during the next week, following a visit by the Nitro Circus
to Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Most toddlers have trouble staying upright, let alone riding
a trike - but not Joel George.
As Jackie Barron was commissioned as St Hilda's Collegiate
School's new principal, she expressed delight there were
connections with her old life and her new one.
Taieri College is bustling with life again after
opening its doors last week, and plenty of time has been
spent trying to work out how to fit more pupils into a school
with fewer classrooms.
As many schools burst back into life this week, education
reporter John Lewis and photographer Christine O'Connor went
back to class. They sat at the back at Taieri Beach School,
learning about a day in the life of sole-charge teacher Liz
Moments before Dunedin skateboarder Salvador Martin-Bulfin
ploughed into the pavement, he was weighing up his options.
As Tamara Cuttriss blacked out and went under the water for
the final time, her last thought was: ''This is it. What a
waste. I haven't even lived yet.''
High School has gathered another bumper crop of year 9 pupils
this year and the school's overall roll continues to rise.
In the urban environment, a child struck by a vehicle
travelling at 60kmh has only a 15% chance of survival.
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