Standing on principal

Phil and Jordan have two things in common. They are father and son and they are principals of major schools in their respective areas. Both thrive... Read More

Rotorua school drives cellphones out of class

A decision to ban the use of cellphones in all classes at Rotorua Intermediate School is being driven by the school’s teachers. “The drive... Read More

NCEA fee cuts welcomed but principal still wary

Alarm bells and positives. That’s how Rotorua Boys’ High School principal Chris Grinter has reacted to the Government’s decision to... Read More

Couple to share story of working in Myanmar

Ross Becker and Moira Fraser will be speaking about their experiences working in Myanmar at the Rotorua Library in June. The Kiwi couple describe their... Read More

Police investigating death at BOP school

UPDATED 8.50AM: A Bay of Plenty school is closed this morning after a person was found dead on school grounds. "Please keep students at home if... Read More

NCEA: Literacy, numeracy concerns

  The impact on students with extra learning needs with more external assessment was a concern under new education measures announced by the Government... Read More

Principal ‘disappointed’ with some NCEA changes

The removal of fees for NCEA and scholarship students appears to be a misnomer for at least one Rotorua secondary school. Yesterday, the Government,... Read More

Rotorua reorua classes to achieve vision

Te Tatau o Te Arawa chair Te Taru White is commending Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology for its leadership in offering free te reo Māori classes to... Read More

Integrating te reo Māori into education

The Government has begun delivering on its plan to integrate te reo Māori across the education system with the launch of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori, which... Read More

Awanuiārangi celebrates graduation of 3000

A procession of gowned graduands through the streets of Whakatāne and a formal capping ceremony will mark the graduation of more than 3000 students... Read More

Jack Hourigan ‘a class gentleman’

    Few served their community in education as well as Jack Hourigan. In looks and deportment, he resembled the quintessential Kiwi –... Read More

School on parade in Rotorua community

  They could be gathering rubbish. Or playing chess with the elderly. Or reading to them. Or cleaning up at the Rotorua SPCA. Students from Rotorua’s... Read More

Forestry student numbers grow

  Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s woodsman course has attracted a record number of students following a shortage of qualified forestry... Read More

Teacher injured after verbal assault

A Rotorua Intermediate School teacher allegedly assaulted had asked the driver of a car to stop holding up traffic. Alisdair Hay, trying to direct drivers... Read More

Rotorua specialist looking for teaching excellence

  Rotorua education specialist Joanne Hayes is on the hunt for excellence and leadership in the teaching sector.   The education group... Read More