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

Students left waiting as Aotearoa NZ histories curriculum delayed

Schools won't have to start teaching the content until 2023.

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…

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.

Senior high school students in level 3 back at school next week. Exams to go ahead

Years 11, 12 and 13 will be back at school in Waikato, Auckland and Northland after the weekend.

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.

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?

Growing up trans in rural NZ: My first school ball

"I’ve always known who I am.”

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.

How it feels to be back at Polyfest

After two years of cancelations, the iconic Polyfest returned last week and came back better than ever.

Over the four-day festival, rangatahi from across Tāmaki Makaurau came…

Grappling with my Chinese name

Auckland-based writer and actor Celine Dam has a complicated relationship with her Chinese name. At age 12, she gave herself the name Celine, so she could…

How the Polynesian Panthers’ legacy is alive today

Nearly 50 years since the Polynesian Panthers formed, their legacy lives on through young activists.

Horses understood this teen with Aspergers when people couldn't

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

Inside the programme helping teenagers cope through creating art

“When I’m shy, I start singing and I just feel it."

Endless stories of racism in NZ schools

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

Teaching tamariki to live off the land

Tapere-Nui-A-Whatonga on the East Cape is one of the most remote schools in Aotearoa. This tiny school is teaching tamariki how to live off the land.

Our favourite climate strike signs

On Friday 27 September, people young and old throughout Aotearoa striked for climate justice, with numbers in Auckland reaching a reported 80,000.

Here's a collection of our…

The HPV vaccine, ten years on

In 2009, the HPV vaccine became funded for all females between 12 and 18 years old. The vaccine was introduced to immunise against a virus that…

Aotearoa's climate warriors strike in unison

Students across the country ditched school and marched the streets, passionately calling for immediate action on climate change.

Remembering the School Journal

Have you ever wondered how Aotearoa got it's name? Take a trip down memory lane with the myths, legends, and creative quips of the New Zealand…

Brekfist: Education

It's been nigh on one too many years since the youthful Johanna and Saraid graced their high-school halls, so what's changed? Are girls still twinking in…

Our true stories from South Auckland, curated for the stage

It's not just a story - it's a movement' - Meet the South Auckland high schoolers smashing stigmas by stepping onto the stage with the help…

Can you learn to be funny?

It takes chops to get up in front of a crowd, especially when they're expecting you to make them laugh. Neil and the NZ Comedy School…

Growing up bilingual in Wellington

Welcome to Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna, an immersion school in Wellington where students learn and speak in Te Reo Māori.

Nau mai, haere mai…

What's it like to grow up on Stewart Island?

Tai and Tyler live on Stewart Island and, along with 30 other students, go to Halfmoon Bay School. We got their take on things like Aucklanders,…

She slinky: She dances, hula hoops, circus performs & teaches others

Slinky Aya is a dancer, aerialist, hula hooper, contortionist, high school student and teacher! We talked to her about how she manages to priorotise all of…

Should we learn about the wars fought right here in NZ?

Ignoring it won't make it go away, so why is there resistance to teach about our country's history?