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Give peace a chance

By Melissa Schwalger 12 July, 2016

  Principals are great people managers. Good leaders have the support and trust of whānau and their working relationships with boards and staff are positive. But good relationships take time…

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What is Bill English up to?

By Jane Blaikie 30 March, 2016

Is Bill English making it up as he goes along or is there a master plan? It is widely accepted in Wellington that Bill English is the driving force of education reform in NZ,…

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Standards miss the richness of our kids

By Jane Blaikie 18 July, 2010

“There’s a great deal of confusion,” says Jan Tinetti, principal at Merivale School, which has a 98 percent Maori role. “Four years ago our kids were failing, we were one…

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Silver lining to the ‘H’ bomb

By Jane Blaikie 29 January, 2010

First-year principal Chris Derbidge was up at 6.30am getting ready for work when the phone rang. “Look at the Dompost, and get down to school,” said a shaken voice at…

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