SecondaryEd news 31 July 2017

Teacher leaves Auckland; Success for Māori medium school; School supports drug testing kids; and more...

Teacher leaves Auckland behind to raise family and own property
Stuff.co.nz
Sharing a house with his parents to be able to afford raising a family wasn't on the cards for former Auckland teacher Joe Carey, 27. 

Driving skills taught in schools encouraged
Hawke's Bay Today
At Havelock North High School, students are able to work with the careers department to study for their learners, which they sit when they feel ready, acting principal Joel Wilton said.

Police on their failure: We need a different approach
Star.kiwi
"How can a child born today, by the age of 25, be free of family harm and of sexual abuse, live in a healthy, secure environment, have good mental health, have at least NCEA Level 2 and a driver licence," he said.

Kura marks five years in Bethlehem
SunLive
"Our NCEA statistics show students in Maori medium schools are high achievers." Last year all Year 13 students left school with NCEA Level 3. The school roll continues to grow, with more than 60 new enrolments this year - a 30 per cent increase on 2016.

Overcrowded school plans 7.45am start
New Zealand Herald
The Ministry of Education bought 3ha at Alexandra Park 15 years ago for a new secondary school for up to 2000 students, but canned the project in 2004 after residents objected.

'It's fun and different'
Stuff.co.nz
Kim said students could gain some NCEA credits in the extra-curricular class.

Rotorua Boys' High School welcomes drug testing of first XV players
Rotorua Daily Post
Rotorua Boys' High School principal Chris Grinter says he is "very comfortable" with the introduction of drug testing for first XV rugby players.

Most Taranaki high schools have had te reo Maori as a compulsory subject for years
Taranaki Daily News
"Students also select it as an NCEA subject at Levels 1, 2 and 3."

No more fizzy drinks: Making schools water only areas
Dominion Post
An article published in the Ministry of Education Gazette in March 2016 stated the impact of a sugary diet was much wider than just poor teeth.

Labour won't close my charter school - Jackson
Newshub
Labour candidate Willie Jackson says his party's cool with his charter school because it's not at risk of being privatised.

Concussion education for Northland schools
Northern Advocate
Northland has continued its strong work to combat concussion in rugby by welcoming trial concussion education and baseline concussion testing for high school students. 

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