About 200 Christchurch primary and secondary school pupils are now enrolled in Queenstown and Arrowtown schools as families continue to leave Christchurch after last month's earthquake.
Canterbury school children have begun to enrol in Queenstown schools, with about 70 confirmed enrolments by yesterday.
Many Dunedin primary school pupils will don red and black clothing today in a mufti-day to raise money for Christchurch earthquake victims.
Running late to get to school has resulted in several Wanaka parents and caregivers being booked for speeding, after police cracked down on driving behaviour during the first two weeks of the first school term.
Thirty-one primary and intermediate school boards of trustees in Otago and Southland have joined a group of nearly 300 boards nationwide which are "overwhelmingly committed" to defying compliance with the Ministry of Education's National Standards.
Education Minister Anne Tolley will meet schools in South Dunedin later this month to give feedback on the initial consultation round of a process which aims to decide a future for schools with empty classrooms in the area.
One Otago school has surfaced on a list of 157 schools nationwide which have reported leaky buildings, and concerns have been raised about how the Government will afford to repair them.
The long days of summer, when a maths problem was gathering enough coins for an ice cream, holding a pen became an unfamiliar concept and problem solving was helping pitch the tent, were left behind by thousands of children yesterday as they returned to classrooms for their first day back at school.
The Ministry of Education should make swimming lessons compulsory and do more to retain and improve the dwindling stock of school swimming pools, a water-safety advocate says.
Warrington School principal Nathan Parker is angry he is not being allowed to accommodate a third-year teaching student from the University of Otago College of Education because of university budget restraints.
The Ministry of Education has given permission for Dunedin's High Street School to close permanently, early next year.
The Ministry of Education has received a strong response to consultation on the South Dunedin schools review.
Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi were among the musicians whose work was shared with pupils at Tainui School yesterday, as part of the Southern Sinfonia's annual schools tour.
The growing prevalence of the choking game in New Zealand schools has prompted the Ministry of Education to circulate a warning to parents and caregivers to be vigilant about the safety of their children during the summer holidays.
Balclutha Primary School's 145-year-old establishment now includes many modern luxuries, after a million-dollar refurbishment recently.
Wanaka Primary School pupils will benefit from the addition of another million dollar educational facility, with the contract for the construction of a new school hall at the Scurr Heights site confirmed yesterday.
In rain, hail or shine, primary school pupils have been keeping a watchful eye over pedestrian crossings outside their schools for the past 79 years.
The usual process for deciding who oversees school mergers has been set aside and Education Minister Anne Tolley will allow South Dunedin schools to have a say in how a potential merger will proceed.
A parent of five former College Street School pupils has accused the school's principal of railroading parents into supporting the merger of their school, rather than providing "a democratic process of collaborative consultation".