"It never ceases to amaze me, the way children can grasp concepts and develop emotionally, physically and academically as they go through the school."
Most Dunedin schools are operating without fire sprinkler systems, because they cannot afford them, principals say.
Otago secondary schools are advising pupils to improve their NCEA grades if they want guaranteed entry to university courses next year.
Wakatipu High School needs a Cow - that is, a computer on wheels - and the school is hoping a fundraising evening at Jacks Point next month will raise all the money it needs.
Otago principals have tentatively welcomed the Government's plan to inject an additional $69 million over four years to ensure children with special needs get a fair deal.
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.
Acc paid out $75,000 in claims to pupils and staff in Queenstown Lakes district schools last year with the most expensive accident - a staff soft-tissue muscle injury - costing $25,000.
During tough fiscal times, New Zealand schools appear to be refining their budgets by hiring increasing numbers of teachers on short-term contracts.
An Education Review Office (ERO) report has revealed Bathgate Park School is thriving in the wake of the Ministry of Education's 2012 South Dunedin Schools Review.
Forget becoming a checkout operator or fast-food worker if you want to fix the economy - go for the high-paying jobs instead, Berl (Business and Economic Research Ltd) chief economist Dr Ganesh Nana advised Dunedin secondary pupils yesterday.
St Kevins College principal Brent Russell has been appointed principal of Dunstan High School in Alexandra.
Celebrating their Gold Heartbeat Award with lunch are Forbury School pupils (from left) Fiona Figure (13), Katie Burt (12), Charlene Phuong (11) and Brandon Morgan (12). Photo by Linda Robertson. Forbury School pupils have eaten their way to gold - a Gold Heartbeat Award from the New Zealand Heart Foundation. Principal Janice Tofia said the school had worked hard over the past three years to create a "holistic healthy environment" for its pupils, and was delighted their efforts had been recognised.
Several roads near the new Wanaka Primary School are undergoing changes to improve traffic safety, which may cause motoring delays over the next two months.
Two Alexandra teenagers have won places in the New Zealand contingent going to Gallipoli for this year's Anzac Day commemorations.
As blood dripped from stab wounds inflicted by one of his pupils, maths teacher Steve Hose yelled at the rest of his class to get out.
The three Oamaru secondary schools are continuing their campaign to promote safe socialising, bringing a representative from drugs awareness organisation MethCon Group to town next week.
St Joseph's School board chairman Rene Kampman says National Standards are one way of pushing the boundaries of learning in New Zealand.
The beginning of a "truly Remarkable story" was celebrated when Remarkables Primary School was officially opened to the community on Friday.