National standards will draw a line in the sand as to where we want our children to be with their learning, St Joseph's School board parent representative Chris Chandler says.
Arrowtown School board of trustees parent representative Chris Clark tells James Beech the school needs to strike the right balance for its pupils who are growing up in real and virtual worlds.
The 13-pupil Haast School has won a $1500 technology grant after finishing runner-up in a national competition, Power to Learn, organised by Eveready.
The Ministry of Education has chalked up nearly $20 million in sales of former schools in the past decade - with more earmarked to go on to the market.
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.
A petition calling for Forbury School to remain open has attracted more than 7500 signatures and will be presented in Parliament today.
Compare. measure, contrast, rank - it is an instinctual human tendency, and in few other aspects of life is the drive more acute than the schooling of our children.
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.
There will not be any delays or trial periods for the new national standards in schools, Prime Minister John Key says.
The closure of a Dunedin service to help secondary school pupils with behavioural problems has been described as short-sighted and a tragedy.
Six Otago secondary school pupils will get a first-hand look at what it is like to wield the power of Parliament when they sit in the seats of Otago's Parliamentary representatives for two days.
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.
Macandrew Intermediate School's Board of Trustees will meet next week to reassess its position in its battle against the Ministry of Education's National Standards.
The smiles said it all at the official opening of the Arrowtown Early Learning Centre on Friday, the result of five years of research, lobbying, planning and applying for funding.
St Joseph's School pupils stand to benefit from about $10,500 raised by the school's fourth art auction, held every two years, at the Queenstown Memorial Hall, on Saturday night.
Pupils at Pine Hill School have been given an opportunity to show their artwork at Te Papa, in Wellington, as part of the PlaNet Pasifika Discovery Centre.
The limited statutory management of Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Otepoti, in Sunnyvale, has been lifted and the Maori immersion school is free to run itself again.
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.