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New Zealand: Letting Students Succeed as Themselves

For many students, the experience of school is a series of lessons on the necessity of submerging their primary identity and culture in order...

No classrooms, lessons or homework: New Zealand school where children are...

Pupils at Deep Green Bush school spend the majority of their day outdoors, exploring the countryside, learning to fish, hunt and trap possums Joey Moncarz,...

New Zealand: Alternative education for struggling teens ‘ineffective’ – Ministry of...

The Ministry of Education says alternative education for teenagers who have been kicked out of mainstream schools is "largely ineffective". This conclusion, from a review...

New Zealand: Innovative fund opens to early learning

Education Minister Hekia Parata has extended a multi-million dollar fund for innovative teaching projects to staff in early education. “I’m pleased to announce that teachers...

Giving the youngest children the best chance to thrive

The foundations of development and learning are laid in the first five years of life. The critical building blocks include: adequate health and nutrition, nurturing...

Fiji: Inclusive education a tactic that empowers all children to experience...

Minister for Education Dr Mahendra Reddy says inclusive education is a tactic that empowers all children to experience a sense of belonging within their...

New Zealand: Motivating Teachers to use Technology in the Classroom

Since the introduction of technology into Primary education almost three decades ago, there has been a lot of pressure on principles to ensure the...

Tonga: Investing in early years learning: It can be done!

Investments in the early years of children’s lives and in the first grades of their education are among the most important actions governments can...

Investing in early years learning: It can be done!

Investments in the early years of children’s lives and in the first grades of their education are among the most important actions governments can...

New Zealand: Special needs students being pressured out of schools says...

Students with special education needs are "grossly over-represented" among students who are being informally removed from schools, a new report by YouthLaw Aotearoa says. It...

Papua New Guinea: In my tribe, we go to a different...

I know that Westerners are busy and that you are always looking at your watch so I will be quick. I will only take...

New Zealand: Personal stories show positive impacts of early learning

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a new report from the University of Waikato showing the positive impact that participating in early learning has...

New Zealand: ‘Special needs’ term singles out students and will be...

The term "special needs" education is likely to be scrapped because of concerns it singles out students. More money will also be spent on preschoolers...

New Zealand: :Ministry announces extension of Teacher-Led Innovation Fund

The Ministry of Education will support funding for the Teacher-Led Innovation Fund for a further two years, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced last week. The...

Red Cross empowering girls who drop out of school in Vanuatu

A Vanuatu Red Cross Livelihoods program is helping young girls who drop out of school learn skills to help them earn a living. A Vanuatu...

Over 40 per cent of Fiji’s children affected by Cyclone Winston,...

More than a week has passed since Tropical Cyclone Winston ripped through Fiji, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. The latest data...

A better start for children in Tonga

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Early childhood experiences can have enormous impacts on children’s educational outcomes and their future. Communities can play an important role in helping...

‘Time is now to address homophobic and transphobic bullying’, say countries...

Schools and governments throughout Asia-Pacific are moving beyond the idea that dealing with issues around sexual orientation and gender identity/expression (SOGI/E) is “too sensitive”...

Cyclone Pam: More than 14,000 children without access to education after...

More than 14,000 children in Vanuatu remain without access to education more than a month after Tropical Cyclone Pam struck the Pacific archipelago, the...

70,000 children out of school due to Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

At least 70,000 children are said to be out of school following the devastation of Cyclone Pam, according to new figures. According to UNICEF, schools...

600,000 kids missing school in Papua New Guinea

About 600,000 children do not go to school at all, have dropped out for various reasons and do not complete their basic primary education,...

Focusing on Reading in Papua New Guinea

Improving how reading is taught and learned Papua New Guinea is making great strides in improving how students are being taught to read. This is...

Fijian children to benefit from computer access

"An after-school programme that's helping get more Kiwi teenagers off the streets and onto a computer is heading overseas. The High Tech Youth Network is...

Policy to reduce school drop-out rate

Fiji has recently committed to changes in educational provision. Read the latest on how they are attempting to reduce OOSC.

Fiji: Teachers’ action plan to increase education quality

Find out more about how the "The Fijian Teachers’ Association (FTA) has started to implement an Action Plan to launch its campaign linked to...

Vanuatu schooling not free despite government edict

“Transparency Vanuatu has released a report which shows some primary school children are being deprived of a free education, and are therefore missing out...

Marshall Islands: Out-of-School Girls: Basic Literacy/ Numeracy and Life Skills Development

Objective: Development of the basic literacy and numeracy skills for the out-of-school is aim to help them with the necessary skills that are needed to...