Finlayson Park School

The spark for bilingual education

By Michelle Nixon 20 January, 2015

It’s a Polynesian festival of languages in the Finlayson Park playground, plus a smattering of English and a dash of Mandarin. With a roll of 1100 it’s the biggest primary…

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Superhero teachers and saintly principals

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2014

NZEI teachers and principals will feature in a new book, Education and Poverty from Dunmore Press. But while these educators do an amazing job in militating the effects of poverty,…

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The terrible toll of transience on our schools and students

By Elizabeth McLeod 28 April, 2014

Last year, nearly half the 167 kids enrolled at Hamilton East School had left by the end of the year: not counting Year 6 leavers. If this wasn’t disruptive enough,…

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