Education

High praise for Waitaki Girls’ after NCEA results improve

Waitaki Girls' High School has received top-level praise for its NCEA results. Principal Tracy Walker has received a commendation letter from Education Minister Hekia Parata,...

Roll stays relatively steady

This winter has been more settled than most at Glenavy School. In recent years, the roll has fluctuated by up to 20 pupils on ``Gypsy...

`Crowing for a classroom’

An increase in pupil numbers means two Oamaru schools urgently need new classrooms. Fenwick School's roll at July 1 will stand at 291, the highest...

Chance to speak up

Public speaking comes naturally to some, while for others it can be absolutely terrifying. If you are in the latter camp, help is at hand...

Classroom opening – Confucius Institute involved in project

All things Chinese are to be celebrated at St Kevin's College on Tuesday as part of a joint project between several organisations. The school will...

Boarders part of long tradition

The AFS inter-cultural exchange programme is alive and well at Waitaki Boys' High School, which is this year hosting several pupils from around the...

Waimate schools join forces to share skills

A group of schools in Waimate are forming Canterbury's first Community of Learning, part of a Government initiative to boost academic success ...

School is on a roll

Kakanui School principal Anne Roughan reckons she is in charge of the ``best wee rural school around'', a statement that is supported by a...

Agriculture education in demand

Local schools are answering the primary sector's call for more young people to consider it as a career prospect. Agriculture is rapidly growing in popularity...

Motorcyclists with a message

CHRIS.TOBIN @oamarumail.co.nz Oamaru has taken up the challenge of facing the problem of domestic violence, says Eru Whare, of the White Ribbon Ride. Mr Whare and other...

Plan is to give back

Passion for helping people DANIEL BIRCHFIELD @oamarumail.co.nz Waitaki Girls’ High School pupil Naomi Saulala plans to give back to Oamaru’s Pacific community when she completes her university...

Oamaru campus seems safe

Friday, July 10 Aoraki Polytechnic and the Christchurch Institute of Technology (CPIT) say Aoraki's Oamaru campus will be retained if the two educational institutions combine. In...

Focus on WBHS boarding

Friday, June 26 Some employment and hosting arrangements at Waitaki Boys' High School's boarding house are outdated, commissioner Nicola Hornsey says. This was mentioned in Ms Hornsey's...

WBHS chief issues report

Waitaki Boys' High School's employment practices are still an area of weakness, commissioner Nicola Hornsey says. Mrs Hornsey, who was appointed commissioner at the school...

Course offers free bus to Timaru

Applications are still being taken for the Aoraki Polytechnic New Zealand Certificate in Dairy Systems (Engineering Level 4) Dairy Course, which is scheduled to...
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