Setting a new benchmark of childcare

With a vision to create a space of stability, fun, learning and play for children, Bloom Childhood Centre in Papamoa is setting a new benchmark of care for Bay kids. Located at 193 Parton Road, the custom designed and built early childhood centre...... Read More

Committed to making a difference

On a day-to-day basis, most of us wouldn’t think twice about our reading, writing, spelling or maths skills. But these skills don’t come naturally to some people, and can be a daily struggle. Learning Matters, now based in Tauranga, are your...... Read More

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