Jacinda Ardern with her brother and cousins, 1987

Jacinda Ardern: It’s all about the kids

By EA Staff 8 February, 2018

Photo: Jacinda Ardern (right front, in red and blue) with sister Louise and cousins Demelza and Aaron, Christmas 1987 (supplied) Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern first learned about the realities of…

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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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Accessible technology helps children with learning needs

By EA Staff 27 October, 2017

Having everyone use the same devices in the classroom helps include children with additional learning needs. Diana Clement reports

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Resourcing, rights and behaviour management

By Debra Harrington 18 January, 2017

New guidelines and support for dealing with extreme behaviour have been released after revelations that some schools had been forcing challenging students into locked seclusion rooms. The guidelines were issued…

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Letters to the Editor

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

The wealth of experience Every year, NZEI Te Riu Roa sees a number of its members retire from the  educaton service. They take with them a wealth of knowledge, experience…

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Success in more than one size

By Debra Harrington 21 January, 2016

Thirteen-year-old Jack Hudner sits calmly at the crowded round table in his principal’s office at Gisborne Intermediate. He thoughtfully answers questions about how today’s class trip to the Eastwood Hill…

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Special education Update

By Jane Blaikie 18 January, 2016

NZEI member leaders have told Parliament’s inquiry into dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism that there is a growing number of students who are not getting their educational needs met because of…

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Special education – the real crisis

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2015

Wellington principal Mark Potter is mildly optimistic about the Update, in part because his school is already on the path that the latest revamp of the Ministry of Education’s Special…

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Congratulations Henry Gregg!

By Jane Blaikie 1 October, 2014

Henry Gregg’s milestones might seem quite normal. He will finish primary school soon and then head off to a high school where he can pursue an interest in cooking. He…

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