North East Valley Normal School staff believe in taking a proactive approach with the big issues and did just that yesterday when Minister of Education Chris Carter visited the Dunedin school.
The announcement that Frankton's new primary school will be on the lakeside reserve site is a ‘‘victory for procrastination'', a former councillor has told the Otago Daily Times.
The Ministry of Education has appointed a statutory manager to work with East Otago High School after a recent Education Review Office report revealed the school was slow to deal with issues raised in an earlier report.
The Ministry of Education has done an about-turn and decided Frankton's new primary school will be built on waterfront land it rejected in 2004.
For Riley Dasler, the novelty of having breakfast at school on his first day may have been lost on him.
Not only has Philippa McLachlan taken on the role of principal at Waldronville School this year, she has also taken up the fight to save the school from closing because of declining school rolls on the Brighton coast.
Expansion of the University of Otago is being blamed for slipping numbers at Logan Park High School, one of six Otago schools facing their lowest rolls in a decade.
A school bus run between Port Chalmers and Dunedin is the first victim of a chronic shortage of bus drivers in the city, Dunedin Passenger Transport (DPT) director Kayne Baas says.
Principals around the country are criticising the Ministry of Education after major payroll errors, which have created a bureaucratic nightmare for many schools.
When one-third of the teaching staff fall pregnant within months of the arrival of a new principal, there are bound to be a few raised eyebrows.