Education

Calls for sexual consent education to be compulsory in NZ schools

Students, politicians and educators are calling for the Government to make this happen.

Make te reo Māori a compulsory subject, Race Relations Commissioner says

Prioritising the language will help race relations in Aotearoa, the Commissioner says.

School uniforms are sexist and uncomfortable: new research

Research shows school uniforms restrict physical activity

96 percent of rangatahi want innovation to be taught in schools

During the uncertain times of a pandemic, new problems can arise that demand new solutions.

Year 13s tell us what it was like finishing school in a pandemic

From a one-week lockdown in February to what felt like a never-ending lockdown in August, this year couldn’t have been more hectic for Aotearoa, but especially…

‘I felt pressured to go to uni’: Better career advice for teenagers could prevent dropouts

Former uni student says better career advice at high school could help prevent students dropping out

All primary and high school students back to class in Auckland and Waikato from Nov 17

Years 9 and 10 can return full-time, and Years 1 to 8 will be part-time.

Young New Zealanders are learning more about their finances from TikTok and YouTube than from school

90 percent said they want to learn more about budgeting and how to plan and save their money.

80% of future jobs will require maths and sciences, skills NZ is lacking

A projected 80 percent of future jobs will require maths and science skills. And NZ is not ready.

We asked how a decile 1 and 10 school cope during lockdown

What does it take for an entire school to pivot to online learning overnight?

We asked 8 rangatahi about education in Aotearoa

“Why should people learn Māori history? Because it’s a connection to the land that we live on.”

Behind the scenes at one of the first kura with new NCEA subject, Te Ao Haka

This year Te Ao Haka was finally introduced as a new NCEA subject.

New resource helps Christian schools support rainbow students

The booklet explains how the Bible can be understood in rainbow-affirming ways.

“Dreams come with a price tag”: South Auckland students on picking a career path

Which young people in Aotearoa have the freedom to pursue careers in the arts?

Budget 2021: What you need to know

Budget 2021 sees the ‘the biggest lift in a generation’ to benefits, $1 billion for Māori housing, health and education, as well as an overall investment…

Tikanga Māori and Te Ao Māori concepts will be taught at all law schools

Law students will be adding another skillset to their university degrees.

Māori scientists feel pressured to educate colleagues for free

New research highlights how Māori scientists are expected to raise the cultural capacity of their organisations without dedicated time or pay. 

The research, published this month in…

My Samoan mum taught me how to make something out of nothing | Conversations With My Immigrant…

Alby's mum Lina moved from Samoa to Wellington when she was 20 years old. All she wanted was to help give her son an education -…

Only a quarter of NCEA students say they’re coping after Covid

Covid-19 caused significant disruption to schools, according to new reports released today by the Education Review Office.

Secondary students are struggling most, with only 26 percent of…

Dilworth School saved my life, but harmed many others

Liam Rātana on how the place that saved him may also have damaged other young men for life.

Dr. Keri Milne-Ihimaera | Māori and Education: 'Kia ora, Miss!'

She's devoted her life to proving the brilliance of Māori in a Pākehā education sector.

The ex-illicit cannabis grower changing the narrative for East Coast rangatahi

Porourangi Tawhiwhirangi is teaching rangatahi basic cultivation skills to help them into work.

Jacinda Ardern on the song that’s getting her through 2020 | Church and State

19-year-old musician and first-time voter Church meets leader of the Labour Party Jacinda Ardern.

Seven students tell us why they’re learning te reo Māori

Seven students tell us why they’re learning te reo Māori.

Pasifika teens sacrificing education for survival is not new

Choosing between school and work to support your family is common for Pasifika children.

Horses understood this teen with Aspergers when people couldn't

Alex shares the immense isolation of living with Asperger’s.

Endless stories of racism in NZ schools

A question posed on Instagram has sparked a conversation about racism in NZ schools.

Three women under 25 tell us how they'll shape New Zealand

The YWCA has chosen 25 women under the age of 25 for a new project highlighting the power of young wāhine. Re: chatted with three people…

Some unis are bumping up grades because of Covid and students say it’s unfair

Otago and Auckland University are automatically bumping up grades across the board in response to Covid-19. But most other New Zealand universities have ruled a grade…

Students with disabilities are hoping online learning wasn't just a Covid phase

University classes start back in-person this week, and students will once again have to drag themselves out of bed to get to class. But those with…