An inter-party working group proposal to partially abolish school zoning has been described as a "thinly veiled and back-handed method" of closing under-performing primary schools.
The tide appears to have turned for Otago secondary schools' national certificate of educational achievement (NCEA) level 3 pass rates.
Secondary school pupils who have made a big contribution to their community and their school have a chance to be recognised through the TrustPower Oamaru youth community spirit award.
Two Otago secondary school artists will have their works presented in a tour around some of New Zealand's top art galleries.
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.
Writing an essay on the township of Clinton has won South Otago High School pupil Emily Bowden the Clutha-Southland Electorate seat in the 2010 Youth Parliament.
Two Alexandra teenagers have won places in the New Zealand contingent going to Gallipoli for this year's Anzac Day commemorations.
Calendar Today, tomorrow: New Zealand kayaking, Waipori. April 11: Otago netball camp, Alexandra; age-group golf, Alexandra.
St Joseph's School, in Queenstown, has a deficit working capital of $23,000 and says it does not get enough money from the Ministry of Education to cover its running costs.
More than 500 principals from around the country and Australia will attend the first New Zealand Principals' Federation Conference to be held in Queenstown, during the Winter Festival in late June-early July this year.
Henry Boyle (16), of Mt Aspiring College, makes good time in the abseiling section of the South Island secondary schools adventure racing championships. Photo by Lynda Van Kempen. White caps on Lake Dunstan added extra excitement for competitors in the South Island secondary schools adventure racing championships at the weekend. The endurance race around Central Otago on Saturday attracted 23 teams and all 92 competitors completed the event, organiser Bill Godsall said.
"I have the best job in the world," music teacher Mike Jackson told Queenstown Primary School pupils on Friday, when he visited the school to share an appreciation for music.
Long-time primary school principal Danny Knudson looks at the history of "standards" in New Zealand and of the ill-fated "national standards" regime in the United Kingdom.
Otepopo School will remain open, at least for next term.
Otago school pupils yesterday proved that reading is still an essential and popular pastime in today's technology-laden world.
Parents of pupils at Corstorphine School in Dunedin are angry the principal is urging them to find new schools for their children before the Ministry of Education has officially given a closing date for Corstorphine.
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.