Secondary education

Hair ruling no game-changer

Hair ruling no game-changer

Most pupils can continue to curl up and dye but more extreme styles and colours are still banned despite a High Court ruling yesterday, Otago principals say.

Kings crowned biggest Otago school

Kings crowned biggest Otago school

The title of Otago's largest school has a new holder: King's High School.

Internationals back in picture

Fears about plummeting international fee-paying (IFP) pupil numbers in Otago secondary schools are abating as the latest Ministry of Education figures show the numbers are stabilising, and even making a marginal recovery.

Fewer interventions in Otago schools

Otago schools appear to be getting better at recognising potential education-harming issues and getting help before they require intervention by the Ministry of Education.

School registered for secondary education

School registered for secondary education

Another secondary school has been opened in Mosgiel after the Ministry of Education granted provisional registration for the Amana Christian School to expand its education programme.

Sports, cultural trips frustrating principals

Sports, cultural trips frustrating principals

Concern is growing among Dunedin secondary school principals that the increasing amount of extracurricular activity going on in school time is encroaching on syllabus learning in the classroom.

Principals differ on search and seizure

Otago principals appear to hold mixed views about whether the Education Amendment Act 2012, which came into force on January 1, will be helpful or more of a hindrance.

NCEA stress cloud clears with results release

NCEA stress cloud clears with results release

Stressed, relieved, delighted, confused, petrified, even a little green - they were just some of the expressions on teens' faces yesterday as they went online to check their NCEA results.

Three Otago schools among first to join digital hub

Three Otago schools among first to join digital hub

Three Otago schools will be among the first 21 schools in New Zealand to be connected to the new Crown-owned Network for Learning (N4L) digital hub.

Dedicated educator inspiring

Dedicated educator inspiring

Teenagers often find it difficult to openly express appreciation for the help they receive from teachers.

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