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Covid-19 202020 May 2020

In the deep end: new principals leading through a pandemic

The Covid-19 crisis has tested everyone involved in our education system. But for scores of new principals, the challenge has been particularly fraught.

AKO talks with three beginning principals in the Auckland region about how they have managed through a crisis, while still coming to terms with their new role.

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Summer 20205 Feb 2020

To literacy and beyond

School libraries can boost literacy results for students, and they can also contribute to students’ sense of belonging. School librarians talk about how they serve the varied needs of their communities.

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Winter 201910 Aug 2019

Virtually connected

More than a quarter of New Zealand schools have fewer than 100 students. They are often rural and remote, with minimal infrastructure and fragile economies. For teachers in these places, the challenges are high. How can they provide a rich, varied curriculum with only one or two teachers? How can their students gain meaningful connections with the wider world and overcome their isolation? Ako spoke with teachers who are grappling with these questions and finding solutions through online communities.

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Winter 201926 Jul 2019

Strengthening, growing and reaching out

The interplay between a school and its community is complex and rich with potential – for personal connection, professional support and building capability. A range of schools throughout the country illustrate the myriad ways – and reasons why – school communities come together.

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Rongomai School
Winter 201925 Jul 2019

People power

School principals from around the country explain how strong communities of staff bring crucial benefits for children and whānau, from South Auckland to Southland.

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Winter 201827 Jul 2018

Understanding, recognising and knowing

Across the country, teachers report that there are more children with high learning needs and the resources and funding to help these children are over-stretched. Education professionals talk here about how they deliver the curriculum to children with learning needs.

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