"Dream big" was the message double amputee Mark Inglis gave 870 school pupils in Dunedin yesterday.
Pupils from Andersons Bay School, Calton Hill Primary School, Concord School, Mornington School, Opoho Primary School and Rotary Park School got their heart rates up during an aerobics session to raise funds for Heart Children New Zealand yesterday. Photographers Gerard O'Brien, Peter McIntosh, Craig Baxter and Gregor Richardson went along for a look.
An internet art auction of doodles of houses drawn by celebrities, designed to raise funds for the Wanaka Primary School, has started in cyberspace.
Otago school principals have applauded the Government's 2010 Budget which has injected an extra $1.4 billion into education for the next four years, but they are concerned there are some "fish hooks" hidden in it.
Secondary pupils can hold their after-ball parties in Dunedin as long as they are not on licensed premises and they follow a strict set of guidelines, authorities say.
Here lies the dilemma. Do you park illegally outside the school gates for seven seconds to allow your 10-year-old daughter to jump in the car after school? Or do you keep on driving and let your 10-year-old daughter chase you around the block until you find a legitimate car park?
People involved with a Dunedin centre for disruptive school pupils fully supported its continuation, despite the Government suggesting their feedback was behind its closure.
Bargains galore will be up for grabs at the annual Book Fair at St Joseph's School on Sunday, May 23.
The texting revolution has damaged the overall ability of New Zealand teenagers to communicate through the spoken or written word, communication studies lecturer Meredith Caisley says.
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.
"It never ceases to amaze me, the way children can grasp concepts and develop emotionally, physically and academically as they go through the school."
Although rain meant some of the opening ceremony for Tainui School's $140,000 library had to be transferred indoors yesterday afternoon, it was "a blessing", school principal Ros McQuillan-Mains told about 300 people gathered for the occasion.
Waitati School's bus service is about to reach the end of the line, leaving staff and the parents of some pupils concerned for their children's safety.
Maheno and Weston schools have decided it would not be in their best interests to provide education at the Otepopo School site, in Herbert, as a "second campus".
Plans to celebrate Millers Flat School's 125th anniversary next year are off to a flying start.
The Ministry of Education has officially given Corstorphine School permission to close, despite the removal of one of the contributors to its declining roll.
The designing architect of the King's and Queen's Performing Arts Centre says King's High School was justified in its spending on the facility, and some of the information being bandied about by politicians in Parliament this week was misleading.
A Maori immersion class being piloted at Dunedin North Intermediate is establishing a generation of truly bilingual children.
King's High School is hoping for a change of legislation from the Government to bail it out of a financial bind.
Seven pupils are expected to return to Dunedin's Corstorphine School next week for the start of the second term, despite a mass exodus last term.