John Lewis

Two schools appeal decile rating

Two schools appeal decile rating

Two local schools have appealed Ministry of Education decisions to increase their decile ratings.

Cohousing project 'coming together'

Cohousing project 'coming together'

The playground area at the former High Street School could become a hive of activity again, as early as next year.

Anger over IRD statement bungle

Anger over IRD statement bungle

Karen Leverno got the fright of her life this week when she received a statement from Inland Revenue saying she owed the Government $150,000.

Four Otago schools await decision

Four Otago schools await decision

Four Otago schools are waiting with bated breath for a Ministry of Education decision about whether their decile ratings have been recalculated.

Floods affect penguin planting

The management of yellow-eyed penguins on the Otago Peninsula could be affected for the next six years, as a result of flooding across Dunedin this week.

Google help for schools

Google has given financial support to robotics education in New Zealand schools, which will help teachers keep one step ahead of their pupils.

Shakespeare festival top award triumph

Shakespeare festival top award triumph

Logan Park High School Shakespeare performers are heralding their success from the rooftops after winning the top award at the recent New Zealand Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival in Wellington.

Pupils' biotech venture spurred by waste aim

Pupils' biotech venture spurred by waste aim

Next time you come across a rotten apple, a loaf of mouldy bread or some stinky overdue yoghurt, try not to lob it into a rubbish bin.

Rare birds hoped for at poultry show

Poultry breeders will be early to rise like the roosters this weekend - not to get the worms, but to get to the Taieri Poultry Show in Mosgiel.

RoboCup entries enabled by Lions Club donation

RoboCup entries enabled by Lions Club donation

They are well short of constructing anything like R2-D2, a Dalek or the HAL 9000, but who knows what robots the pupils at Green Island School could be building in the future?