Education

College Sport to investigate St Kentigern’s spat

The organisation which runs school sport in Auckland will investigate a row between St Kentigern's College and 10 Auckland schools over its rugby programme. College Sport has appointed an independent panel made up of former All Black Ian Jones,...... Read More

First lava flow in six million years

While Christchurch has had its share of natural disaster hazards it has been relatively lava free, until now. At the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts, real lava has been pouring out of a new research facility – the Lava Laboratory...... Read More

New Coast school sites revealed

The Ministry of Education has purchased a 5.6ha property in Wainui that is expected to enable a new college or primary school to be built. The Ministry has been looking for a site for a new school to cater for growth in the region for some time, and...... Read More

More than 60 schools broke laws and regulations - auditor

More than 60 schools broke laws and regulations last year, and a further 44 had such bad financial problems the Education Ministry had to promise to underwrite them, an auditor report has revealed. The Auditor-General's report on the audits of...... Read More

Headmaster slams radical proposals for schools

The headmaster of Auckland Grammar predicts a taskforce's proposed changes will set education back 30 years. Auckland Grammar headmaster Tim O'Connor says proposed reforms to the education system are a direct and serious attack on state education. The...... Read More

Children need healthy eating guidance

An ARA Institute of Canterbury study has shown that children’s lunchboxes in Canterbury are coming close to meeting Ministry of Health guidelines for daily amounts of fruit and vegetables. However, the study also reveals children are not always...... Read More