Education

Nature’s Playground

Elements Education broadens childrens’ mindsets, getting them outside with a wide array of nature-based play opportunities. The curriculum is prepared from a child development/sensory perspective as well as for education and fun! Elements are on a mission to support active, creative children engage in the …

Be with a Tree

Celebrate Kiwi Conservation Club’s annual Be with a Tree week this May. Be with a Tree 2021 will be the fourth year that this annual celebration of trees has taken place, with the aim being to encourage people to take a moment to celebrate the …

Super teen

LAETITIA TAN is a teenager with Down Syndrome who has made her dream of becoming a published author come true with the release of her first book, The Awesome Superheroes – The Bank Robbery. At just 18, Laetitia Tan has written and published her own superhero …

Sink or swim

The OTAGO MUSEUM shows you how to create your own model fish and helps you find out how these clever creatures move so smoothly in the water. Fish are remarkable animals; they can swim up and down through water with minimal effort. Have you ever tried …

The St Andrew’s difference

The vibrant co-educational learning environment for students in Years 1–3 at the St Andrew’s College Preparatory School, and adjacent Pre-school, provides an engaging, innovative, and above all happy experience for children in their early years of learning. Head of the junior department, Heather Orman, says …

Helping kids get school-ready

Early learning leader BestStart writes about helping your child transition more easily into school. Your child experiences a sense of accomplishment and confidence when they learn to do things themselves. The more you encourage them to learn new skills, the better they will cope with …

More play at primary school

KATE BARBER talks with neuroscience educator NATHAN WALLIS about bringing our primary school curriculum into line with the research. According to Nathan, New Zealand’s schooling system is setting up many younger students to feel bad about themselves as learners because their developing brains aren’t ready for …

Between school and home

Care after school should be safe, structured, stimulating and socially enriching. And fun too! Driven by this conviction, CRAIG FORTUNE founded My After School Headquarters. At MASH, we understand children’s needs and developmental stages; we understand that children need routines and boundaries; and the importance …