Taieri Community Facilities Trust deputy chairman Geoff Woodcock and several parents of children being bullied at Taieri College believe antisocial behaviour inside the school is beginning to spill out into the local community.
"She's gotta have good conformation - that means she has to be structurally sound, able to walk well, have good feet, good legs . . . and good wool."
Seldom does a silver award qualify you to say you are first. But Otago Girls High School showed it could be done at the Otago EnviroSchools Awards ceremony at the Skeggs Gallery yesterday.
The New Zealand Principals Federation has labelled the Government's bid to set national literacy and numeracy standards "totally unnecessary" and wants to work with the Ministry of Education to make sure no extra testing is put in place.
Children's log, star date 13-12-08: Port Chalmers School pupils have taken one giant leap for primary education and sent a probe to the final frontier - space.
There was not a little green man in sight when Port Chalmers pupils had the photos from their upper atmosphere developed yesterday, but they did capture New Zealand from a height.
Ben Mulholland's iPod Super Dock may have been nothing more than "a means to an end" when he started building it, but the invention has won the Taieri College pupil a trip to the International Science and Technology Fair in Taiwan.
Installing security cameras on school grounds is one of several measures being investigated by the Taieri College board of trustees in response to allegations of bullying at the school.
School trips are being cancelled and claims for financial assistance are on the rise as parents begin to feel the pinch of the present financial climate.
While health and safety concerns and increased costs are prompting many schools around the country to cancel the traditional school camp, Otago schools are bucking the trend.
The number of senior pupils leaving Dunedin secondary schools to join the workforce next year is expected to drop dramatically in light of a down-turn in the economy, principals say.
A fine voice plus a sense of adventure have equated to a position at one of the world's top 10 cathedral choirs for a Dunedin maths teacher.
There's something about bugs that gives most people the jitters. But there's no place for insecticides in Morgan Shields' life - he loves creepy crawlies.
Pharmac's decision to widen prescribing rights for a medicine used to treat severe acne has drawn concern from health experts and local educators.
Christmas may be over but the gifts keep coming at the Otago Community Hospice.
At a time when the global economy is slowing, yachting may be just the thing to put some wind back in the sails of the New Zealand economy, Emirates Team New Zealand chief executive Ross Blackman says.
The New Zealand School Trustees Association and the New Zealand Principals Association are at loggerheads over how to deal with a new employment law relating to teacher lunch breaks.