Posts Tagged ‘NZ schools’

Schools struggling with sexual violence

Thursday, November 9th, 2023
sexual violence

Sexual violence in schools is a very real problem. A report by ‘Let’s Talk Consent’ collected testimonies from 300 students. All had been victims of sexual assault at school. Let’s Talk Consent’s founder and report author, Genna Hawkins-Boulton, says victims were confident about reporting their assaults. However they often still found themselves in the same Read more

Worst in 44 years: Truancy crisis inflamed by increasing poverty, educators say

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Truancy is increasing. The rising cost of living is a major barrier keeping children from getting past school doors, says an Auckland principal. “We’re going to families whose kids aren’t attending, and asking: ‘What can we do to help your son or daughter to get back to school?’” said Wendy Esera, principal at Henderson Intermediate. Read more

A case for teaching Islam in NZ schools

Monday, November 16th, 2020

In countries like the United Kingdom and across Europe, although a large number of Muslims follow the traditional Islamic way of life, there is concern around the number of Muslims becoming radicalised in their religion. How could this happen in advanced western countries and what lessons can be drawn to avoid this happening in New Read more