All posts by James

Under Stress Over Assessment

Ordained minister, school guidance counsellor and father of two teenage boys, GEOFF KING offers some insights into NCEA, students’ responses to stress, and how we can support our kids. As a parent, how can I get my head around NCEA? NCEA was introduced quite recently …

What Happens After School

That after-school slot – from 3pm till whenever the workday finishes – needn’t be characterised by lax supervision, chaos and noise. Care after school should be safe, structured, stimulating and socially enriching. And fun too! Driven by this conviction, CRAIG FORTUNE founded My After School …

Hooked on Books

Reading is not something that suddenly happens at school. It starts at home and out in the world, where children’s mileage with language, alongside their experiences, supports their literacy development. KATE BARBER talks with primary-trained teacher and mum, MARCIA KASHIZUKA, about instilling the love of …

Home & Dry

As a parent, the health of your family is paramount – and it all starts in the home. The energy experts at Smart Energy Solutions are doing their bit to ensure your family home is as healthy as it can be. The World Health Organization …

Open Wide

From optimal cleaning practices, to prevention and treatment of decay, GRAHAME DUTTON of Duxton Dental takes us through the key points to caring for children’s teeth. Cleaning Healthy baby teeth not only look good, they help children eat well and are important for speech. The …

Explore our solar system with Stardome

Join mission control these school holidays at Stardome and explore our solar system through the eyes of astronauts, rovers and space probes. Catch the planetarium show ‘Astronaut’ then head to the space room for fun experiments and activities about Mars, the Moon, and current space …

Stuck On You 2018 stationery packs x 4

Plan with personalised pizzazz! These beauties from Stuck On You are your perfect planning partners. Get back to basics and see your life at a glance – without technology glitches or running out of batteries. The 2018 stationery packs consist of a Family Planner, Weekly …