SecondaryEd news

Housing crisis impacts students' learning; mental health crisis in schools; new site for Hastings kura; and more...

Northland news in brief
Northern Advocate
The Upper Northland PPTA has organised a meet the candidates event at Kaikohe Memorial Hall from 6.30pm on August 24.

James Cook woes a symptom of a flawed system - PPTA
PPTA
A system that prioritises NCEA targets over the needs of students is always going to fail, says PPTA president Jack Boyle, in response to the government appointing a limited statutory manager at James Cook High School to sort out problems in NCEA achievement rates at the school

New Hastings site for kura confirmed
Hawke's Bay Today
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu principal Fleur Wainohu is welcoming Education Minister Nikki Kaye's announcement yesterday that a new site for the school has been purchased.

Housing crisis hits kids' schoolwork
New Zealand Herald
The new data, provided by Education Minister Nikki Kaye in reply to a written question from Green MP Catherine Delahunty, shows that the highest rates of students changing schools at least once last year were in Northland (10.8 per cent), the West Coast (10 per cent), Gisborne (9.4 per cent) and the Waikato (9 per cent).

Northland school struggles with mental health crisis as kids as young as five involved in stabbings and brawls
TVNZ
But the Ministry of Education says funding for teacher aides dealing with behavioural issues in Northland has been increased by 20 per cent.

Repair plans for leaky school buildings cut back dramatically
Herald
Repair plans for leaky school buildings have been cut back dramatically as the Ministry of Education battles to cope with rising property costs and a huge work backlog.

Science at the centre of learning at Halfmoon Bay School 
Education HQ 
She is one of 14 primary and secondary teachers taking part nationwide in the programme, which aims to provide students and schools (through their teacher's experiences on the STLP) with enhanced science programmes and engagement in real world science.

 

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