Education

Ban phones in classroom, not in breaks - survey

Most New Zealanders support cellphones being banned in the classroom, but not at break times. The National-led government says it will ban mobiles in schools... Read More

Sport climbing champion wins water science prize

New Zealand sport climbing champion Sarah Tetzlaff has won the Waikato Regional Council Prize in Water Science for 2023. The prize recognises a University... Read More

Principals' warning over new housing

Rotorua school principals are concerned their schools will not be able to support burgeoning student numbers from new housing developments in the city. Hundreds... Read More

Swapping Beijing for New Zealand

Jing Li quit a secure job as a Beijing physician to bring her young family to New Zealand. She had swapped Beijing for the New Zealand lifestyle, and once... Read More

Researchers awarded $6.1m to predict grape growth

Forecasting grape yield is tough and errors can be costly, so University of Canterbury researchers have been awarded $6.1 million to blend viticulture with robotics,... Read More

Tertiary students encourage rural health careers

In a bid to tackle the severe lack of health professionals in rural communities, two teams of tertiary students are heading to Hawke's Bay, Gisborne, and... Read More

No repeat of online exam access problems - NZQA

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority says there was no repeat of log-in problems during a big online exam on Wednesday morning. The authority's deputy... Read More

Survey identifies top issues facing schools

A national survey of secondary principals has found the top issues facing schools is providing support for vulnerable students and recrutiing quality teachers. Secondary... Read More

Some trades apprentices in line for refund

National training institute Te PÅ«kenga is refunding more than $500,000 in fees to plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying apprentices. The repayment follows... Read More

Immigration pushes school enrolments

Schools have more pupils than ever after an immigration-driven surge in enrolments pushed the national school roll to 831,038 children. The Education Ministry's... Read More

Celebrating 15 years old of early childhood

Tiaki Early Learning Centre, a leading institution in early childhood education, is celebrating 15 years of dedicated service to the Rotorua community. As... Read More

Number of 18 years olds with NCEA Level 2 drops

The number of 18 year olds with at least an NCEA Level 2 qualification dipped last year. Education Ministry figures showed 51,562 or 82 per cent of the more... Read More