Wellbeing – Hauora

Eyesight problems in children going undetected

By Kate Drury 27 October, 2017

Vision problems in children are increasing a new study has found, with up to one in three children in low decile schools having undetected eyesight problems.

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When are we going to see action to tackle child poverty?

By Debra Harrington 16 December, 2015

The latest report on child poverty (Child Poverty Monitor, Children’s Commissioner) would be no surprise to anyone. It seems every year the findings of highly-researched studies are released and they…

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Principal overload

By Jane Blaikie 11 November, 2015

It’s no surprise to read that more principals are resigning through stress, burnout and increased liability. The Minister/Ministry continues to run the line that superhero principals can overcome problems in society that…

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Antidotes to anxiety

By Michelle Nixon 30 March, 2015

More and more New Zealand children are being prescribed medication for anxiety disorders, and many remain undiagnosed. – Michelle Nixon reports.   Up to 10-12 percent of children may be…

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Making school a safe place

By Diana Clement 2 January, 2014

Bullying. What bullying? There is virtually no bullying at the decile-one Insoll Avenue School in Hamilton. That’s thanks to the school’s involvement in a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School-Wide…

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Time to unwind

By Dave Hansford 6 December, 2009

Kai Iwi Lakes Thirty-five kilometres northwest of Dargaville, the Kai Iwi Lakes” Kai Iwi, Taharoa and Waikere” offer fishing, windsurfing, boating and swimming in sub-tropical climes. These dune lakes” Taharoa…

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Burnout? – act before it strikes

By Elizabeth Brown 21 September, 2009

Swamped? Exhausted? Awake nights with work on your mind? Fear you might walk out of the class one day, and keep on going? Burnout is marked by anxiety, tiredness, frustration,…

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