Rural study a priority for Penny

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Winners, losers in school rolls

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Busy year brings Gemma top award

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Prizegivings are good for the soul

If you have any doubt about the future of New Zealand, head along to any of the secondary school prizegivings currently under way. There’s no question, that the future is in good hands, very good hands. Attend any of those prizegivings and be impressed by not just the achievements that are recognised but by the … Continued

Focus, hard work pays off

Focusing in class has stood Rosemary Taggart in good stead at Mount Hutt College this year. The 18-year-old was named Dux at the school’s senior prize giving on Tuesday night. “Studying and working hard in class, so I don’t have to go home and do it,” Rosemary said of the strategy behind her success. Setting … Continued

Varied interests, but same goals

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Aides earning less than living wage

More than 100 people work in the Ashburton District’s classrooms with some of their school’s most vulnerable students, but more than 80 per cent of them earn less than a living wage. On top of that at least half of the district’s teacher aides have no job security from year to year and can find … Continued

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