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Otumoetai Intermediate have won the excellence award at the inaugural VEX IQ National Championships thanks to a vision to align itself with seasoned robotics experts from Otumoetai College. At the Palmerston North Events Centre last weekend, the school's...

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Tauranga is ‘hot-housing' young potential scientists who might one day become the new generation Nobel Laureates like Ernest Rutherford, Maurice Wilkins and Alan McDiarmid. And the rest of the country is watching and is impressed. House of...

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A couple of his students ended up in prison – but the good teacher still can't bring himself to call them “ratbags”. He retracts, reconsiders and suggests they were “behaviourally challenged”. Retiring Arataki School...

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Two Papamoa primary schools are beginning a two-year programme looking at how apps can be used to teach maths. Nearly $200,000 has been granted by the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) to support the research project at Te Akau Ki Papamoa...

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A Western Bay of Plenty school's decision to cut students attending Tauranga City schools off its bus route has one mother accusing the school of “ludicrous” attempts at bolstering its roll. Last week Te Puna School parents were informed...

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Taking pride of place at Otumoetai Intermediate, the Prime Minister's Supreme Award now has a little brother or sister after making a special 444km journey from the far north. For the next six months, the Prime Minister's Excellence in Teaching...

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Western Bay of Plenty school children will ride for free on the newly introduced Schoolhopper during term one thanks to a financial decision by Bay of Plenty Regional Council. The decision provides parents with some security for the new school term after...

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It has been four years in the making, but Papamoa College's creative side is proudly shining through with its inaugural art exhibition. Launched on Monday, the exhibition running throughout summer at Papamoa Plaza is the product of students'...

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A Tauranga school is fearful of losing up to 225 teaching hours following a $4500 cut in funding if it doesn't appeal the decile rating process. Kaka Street Special School and Pukehina Primary are two Bay of Plenty schools considering appealing...

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Omanu School and Gwen Rogers Kindergarten have joined forces to win an Enviroschools Green Gold Award. The award was presented to the schools yesterday, by Bay of Plenty Regional Councillor Phillip Sherry.  Students and teachers from Omanu School...

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