High School

You can blame your bad behaviour on childhood friends, science says

They can even help determine what your beliefs and morals are.

High school students tell us how many hours they work

“The most hours I worked in a week would approximately be 47.”

Auckland Grammar won’t let students buy single tickets to school ball

“It is essential to recognise that not all students have partners,” a student says.

Teens should start school an hour later, NZ researchers say

While two-thirds of teens report good overall wellbeing, researchers say many don’t.

11-year-old student says educational tool reinforcing harmful stereotypes

“It’s a privilege having control over a corporation or school – use that to make an impact.”

NZ high schoolers open up about sexual assault on social media

There are calls for mandatory consent education in NZ.

Govt launches new consent, gender and sexuality resources for schools

The new resources include information about consent, digital safety, and healthy relationships.

  • 13 Apr 22

The long-awaited Aotearoa history curriculum launches today

History class is about to become a whole lot more relevant.

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…

Thousands of high schoolers skipped NCEA exams this year – we asked them why

Covid lockdowns saw many students default to their derived grade or UEG

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.

Cases are high and school is back: We asked seniors how they are feeling

We talk to senior students going back to school despite record-high daily case numbers.

Photo essay: an authentic school ball for rainbow communities

On Friday night in Auckland, people from all walks of life came together to relive their ball night. But this time, they actually felt comfortable to…

  • 15 Feb 21

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.

Schools face off in esports competition

Some represent their school in netball or water polo - and some represent their school in League of Legends. These high school students compete at the…