Three Dunedin secondary schools will receive a cut of $21.5 million for information and communication technology (ICT) upgrades as part of the Government's commitment to high-speed broadband in schools.
Although East Taieri School is 155 years old - and ageing well - it will receive a well-earned makeover in the new year.
South Otago High School head of social sciences Lennox Sharp has been appointed deputy principal at East Otago High School.
While Otago school rolls have declined by another nine classrooms of pupils during the past year, Ministry of Education statistics have revealed a lack of employment opportunities has prompted more senior secondary pupils to stay at school.
Consultation on the possible closure of Otepopo School has begun.
Otago's state school principals are being asked to support a government scheme providing scholarships for pupils to receive private education.
Primary principals were shocked to learn government funding for teacher professional development will be cut in almost all learning areas except literacy and numeracy next year.
A primary school pupil throwing a rock at her principal's head is just one of an increasing number of behavioural issues in Otago primary schools which are making some teachers feel unsafe, the region's principals say.
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.
Two Dunedin girls have been chosen, along with 13 others from throughout the world, to be the new international faces for the modelling agency founded by real-estate mogul Donald Trump.
Clyde Primary School is likely to start declining enrolments from outside its zone from July, when the school roll reaches its capacity of 156.