Education

Train the brain

The goal at Train the Brain is to support and empower students with a Specific Learning Disability (SLD), like dyslexia, so that they can function at their optimal potential. Having administered a comprehensive psycho-educational assessment, the team of educators develops an individual teaching plan that …

Ready for school

KATE BARBER talks with JANE BURKE from BestStart about what it means to be ‘ready for school’, and how parents and teachers can best support children for this transition. Early Childhood Education & Te Whāriki Te Whāriki, the New Zealand curriculum for Early Childhood Education …

A Second Home

‘Finding the best care and learning opportunities for your baby or child is often about finding that special home away from home’, explains SHANNEN HAWKINS, Centre Director at the newly opened Kindercare in Christchurch city centre. Parents of young children can sometimes feel overwhelmed by …

Ready for school

Kate Barber talks with Jane Burke from BestStart about what it means to be ‘ready for school’, and how parents and teachers can best support children for this transition. Early Childhood Education & Te Whariki Te Whariki, the New Zealand curriculum for Early Childhood Education …

Shift to a Career in Tech

Looking for a career change? Tech is New Zealand’s third largest export sector and is growing fast. NZ needs more people with a grounding in tech to meet the rapid expansion within this exciting and varied area, which crosses into many industries, from aviation to …

Two to Tango

KATE BARBER talks with PENNIE BROWNLEE, author of Dance With Me In The Heart, about respecting our babies, getting out of step with our toddlers, and learning new dance steps. There is nothing as precious as your new baby: perfectly formed, incredibly vulnerable and determined …

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 …