Posts Tagged ‘Academic success’

Three kura buck social trend in school exam results

Monday, March 4th, 2024
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The latest available data for every New Zealand high school shows three kura (schools) bucked the socio-economic trend for school exam results. According to analysis of 2022 University Entrance (UE) and NCEA Level 3 results across New Zealand’s high schools, there is a clear correlation between academic success and social privilege. Based on 2022 data Read more

Catholic school pupils leave school better qualified

Monday, August 29th, 2022

A higher proportion of private and Catholic school pupils leave school with NCEA level 3 than other New Zealand schools, a researcher says. Last week, educator Alwyn Poole discussed his research with Peter Williams on Taxpayer Talk, a podcast for the New Zealand Taxpayers Union. Poole is a well-known figure in the New Zealand education Read more

Man wearing face shield upside down like a pope hat

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Kingston, ON – A Queen’s Masters student who’s been spotted on multiple occasions maskless and wearing a face shield upside down like a cute little pope hat. “The problem is when you sneeze or cough inside the shield, the splatter gets everywhere,” he explains. “It’s really annoying. Read more

Academic success attributed to cellphone ban

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Top academic success at St Joseph’s Māori Girls College is being put down to a cellphone ban. This year the college features in the 2018 top 10 schools achieving University Entrance. With 66% of students boarders, the Hawkes Bay school’s policy is strict. “Literally they [the cellphones] are taken off them and not given back”, Read more