John Lewis

Restrictions on school choice mooted

Restrictions on school choice mooted

Dunedin secondary school pupils may be forced to attend the school nearest to them if one option proposed by the Ministry of Education is adopted.

Shock gives way to anger

Shock gives way to anger

A growing sense of outrage in the wake of terrorist acts in Paris was evident among those who gathered in the Octagon last evening.

Study award 'surreal'

Study award 'surreal'

The tiniest of concerns about schoolwork sometimes keep Andy Larson awake at night.

School roll wars costly

School roll wars costly

A war is being waged between Dunedin secondary schools, which are estimated to be spending more than $300,000 in total each year on marketing to attract pupils.

Budding scientists selected for event

Five of Otago and Southland's brightest secondary school science pupils have been selected to help find answers to some of New Zealand's future problems.

Back in class - a lesson for us all

Back in class - a lesson for us all

This time last year, Melissa Bell was the principal of one of Otago's top girls' secondary schools.

Morale low at schools over uncertain futures

Morale low at schools over uncertain futures

Staff morale in some Dunedin secondary schools is low in the wake of Ministry of Education discussions on how to make the city's secondary school network more efficient, an independent consultant has found.

Invermay petition response 'weak'

The ''weak'' response of a Parliament select committee to a 12,450-person petition about retaining a world-class Invermay is disappointing, Dunedin North Labour MP David Clark says.

Ministry advising on health, safety

Ministry advising on health, safety

The Ministry of Education hopes to clear up uncertainty about how the Government's Health and Safety Reform Bill will affect schools, by providing the sector with plenty of information.

Relief, pride as Taieri College blocks opened

Relief, pride as Taieri College blocks opened

No more banging of hammers, squeals of circular saws or rumbles of concrete mixers - things have gone strangely quiet at Taieri College.