Education

World-class & future-focused

Selwyn House School provides an extensive range of educational, sporting and cultural opportunities for girls in Years 1-8. Within a supportive all-girl learning environment each student is encouraged to take risks without fear of failure, which fosters a love of learning. Core learning in English, …

The St Andrew’s difference

The vibrant co-educational learning environment at St Andrew’s College Preparatory School provides an engaging, innovative and, above all, happy experience for students in Years 1-8. Principal of the Preparatory School, Jonathan Bierwirth, says building strong connections between students and teachers, along with ensuring diversity in …

A life-time of learning

Nurturing each individual and providing an array of opportunities to fit with girls’ unique talents and interests, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School sets students up for a life-time of learning. Christchurch’s Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has further strengthened its position as a top achiever when it …

A bold new initiative

Immerse & Inspire, a unique month-long residential programme for all Year 10 students, was trialled in 2017 and has now been permanently adopted. This innovative programme does exactly as its name suggests. Groups of boys, approximately three from each of the ten College Houses, come …

Feeling connected

It is so important that young people are surrounded by people who care for them, and who will work hard to enable them to reach their potential. When it comes to choosing the best school for your daughter or son, there are many factors to …

Smooth transition

MICHELA HOMER from BestStart Educare shares some suggestions for helping to make that transition into a new early childhood centre a smooth and happy one – for your child, and for you. SETTLING IN  Settling-in visits allow your child to get familiar with the new …

Curriculum curiosity

KATE BARBER delves into Te Whāriki, the New Zealand curriculum for early childhood. I first encountered Te Whāriki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum, when my eldest started Playcentre. I perceived it then as something that the Coordinator (or teacher) had knowledge of and responsibility …

New training resource for SunSmart

An online training module is helping early childhood educators keep young children protected from the sun year-round. As any parent or teacher knows, outside play is an integral part of a child’s education. Of course, alongside this, it is imperative to keep our young children …