John Lewis

Exam no shows still too high: principals

Exam no shows still too high: principals

Pupils skipping NCEA examinations in Otago have dropped dramatically in the past three years, but principals say the numbers are still too high.

Very high fliers and death-defiers

Very high fliers and death-defiers

Dunedin chiropractors may notice a small influx of clientele during the next week, following a visit by the Nitro Circus to Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Young fan revved up for Nitro Circus

Young fan revved up for Nitro Circus

Most toddlers have trouble staying upright, let alone riding a trike - but not Joel George.

Principal at home in South

Principal at home in South

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 in growth mode

Taieri College in growth mode

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.

Busy days ahead at work and play

Busy days ahead at work and play

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 Bishop.

Skateboarder all for sharing the road

Skateboarder all for sharing the road

Moments before Dunedin skateboarder Salvador Martin-Bulfin ploughed into the pavement, he was weighing up his options.

'I blacked out and they grabbed me just in time'

'I blacked out and they grabbed me just in time'

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.''

Another bumper year 9 intake for King's High

Another bumper year 9 intake for King's High

King's High School has gathered another bumper crop of year 9 pupils this year and the school's overall roll continues to rise.

Campaign targets excessive speed near schools

Campaign targets excessive speed near schools

In the urban environment, a child struck by a vehicle travelling at 60kmh has only a 15% chance of survival.