Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand schools’

Three kura buck social trend in school exam results

Monday, March 4th, 2024
academic success

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

Christchurch schools respond to sexual harassment survey

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

More than 20 rapes or near rapes and thousands of cases of sexual harassment have been revealed in a survey of students at two Christchurch high schools. The survey at Avonside Girls High School documented incidents of body shaming, cat calling, taunts and unwanted touching. Meanwhile, the survey at Shirley Boys High School, which shares Read more

Changes planned for religious instruction in state schools

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Religious instruction at New Zealand state schools is about to change. Parents will be required to give explicit permission in writing for their children to receive religious instruction at state schools under a planned law change. It may be the beginning of the end of primary schools offering religious instruction. Education Minister Chris Hikpkins told Read more