Education

Best care for your little ones

A local early learning centre is continuing to provide rich learning experiences for children in the Tauranga community. Having just celebrated their first birthday, Elm Tree Early Learning Centre has the best care and the latest learning for children... Read More

Young entrepreneurs shine

Young entrepreneurs have uncovered solutions to real life problems at this year's Young Innovator Awards. The Young Innovator Awards is a local awards programme for students in Tauranga/Western Bay of Plenty which is designed to promote innovation. Event... Read More

Changes to school funding system

Opinion on a replacement for the school decile system has been divided, with the primary teachers' union calling it “merely shifting the deckchairs on the Titanic” unless schools get more funding. The government has announced the decile... Read More

A fight for better pay

Local teacher aides will be voting on a new collective employment agreement over the next few weeks that will kick-start pay equity talks in the school support sector. The New Zealand Educational Institute has been in negotiations with the Ministry of... Read More

New options for starting school

The ability to have children start school in a group rather than in dribs and drabs as they blow out the candle on their 5th birthday has been welcomed by local principals. But school communities will be consulted before any changes are made. The passing... Read More

A positive spin on maths

While schools around the country are banning fidget spinners, one Tauranga school is putting a positive spin on the craze. The fidget spinner – a bearing in the centre of a three-pronged device held by two fingers and spun – is the hottest... Read More

Passchendaele competition launched

Ten senior students will get the opportunity to join the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium later this year, as part of a competition for schools and kura. Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Minister for Arts, Culture... Read More

Effective learning for the kids

NumberWorks'nWords was established in 1984 and is part of Crimson Education. The tuition caters for 11 levels of the school curriculum and NumberWorks'nWords centres collectively deliver more than 120,000 lessons every term. NumberWorks'nWords... Read More

Singing their little hearts out

The voices of more than 9000 secondary school students will ring out across New Zealand with the return of The Big Sing 2017 competition. This year choirs from Aquinas, Mount Maunganui, Otumoetai, and Tauranga Girls' colleges will all be performing... Read More

New principal for Pyes Pa School

Blake Carlin has began his tenure as the new Pyes Pa School principal with a moving powhiri with pupils new and old. The former Tauranga Intermediate deputy principal started teaching in 2004, and told the Year 1-8 pupils he's looking forward to... Read More