Sacred Heart School teacher aide and artist Ruan Barton (right) explains the inspiration behind the school’s award-winning mural to (from left) project co-ordinator Emmeline Kendrick and pupils Bella Anderson and Seva Solomatenko (both 9). Photo: Peter McIntosh, courtesy of the Otago Daily Times. Sacred Heart School, North East Valley, Dunedin: Won the primary [...]
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In her book, It’s About Learning, Louise Stoll tells the story of a parent who laments the change in the pedagogy associated with spelling. She complains to her child’s teacher and says, “Why can’t we learn to spell the way I did by using rote learning?” The teacher looks at the parent and says, “I can [...]
As a young person I was raised by parents who saw it as their right and duty to define the beliefs and values that we would take into our adult life. On this basis they chose our religion and they made it clear what our politics should be. They believed they were giving us something [...]
As schools return to another academic year people begin to focus on the cost of education to families and the government. There is no doubt that there is a real cost for education. The question is how do we know it is a good investment. Most societies understand that resourcing or investing in education is [...]
Our Lady of Kāpiti School, formerly St Patrick's, opened this year at a new location in Paraparaumu. The construction of Our Lady of Kāpiti School, a Catholic integrated primary school, was completed in time for the start of the 2017 school year. The transition from St Patrick's followed the merger of the Paraparaumu and Waikanae [...]
30 January 2009 The recent inauguration of President Barrack Obama not only marks a dramatic milestone in American history, it also represents a recurring theme where inspiration provided by a leader taps the aspirations of many millions of people, not only in the United States of America, but elsewhere in the world. Human beings always [...]