Winter 2010

Maureen Titheridge on teaching in Arabia

By Maureen Titheridge 18 July, 2010

How long, and where, have you been working in the Arab states? I’ve been in this part of the world for 3 years. I began at a school in Jordan…

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Rebecca Kearse: My Arabian Adventure!

By Rebecca Kears 18 July, 2010

After completing my Bachelor of Education degree in New Zealand I taught for two years in Auckland which allowed me to gain my NZ registration. I was also keen to…

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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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Asbestos cancer strikes retired principal

By Jane Blaikie 16 July, 2010

All primary schools must be free of asbestos hazards, says a retired Wellington principal who has the incurable cancer mesothelioma. Older teachers need to be aware that they may have…

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