Students Flunk PISA Test: What Does This Mean for Education?

Among 81 countries and economies, New Zealand recently faced a distressing outcome in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests. 4700 students from 169 schools aged 15 years old were tested in reading, math, and science, where the results plummeted to the nation’s lowest recorded levels, echoing a concerning global decline in academic […]

The Comeback of Charter Schools: Reviving Educational Innovation and Challenges

Charter Schools is a concept that has generated significant debate globally and are set to make a comeback in New Zealand in 2025. As the new government has recently formed, Act Party leader David Seymour brought charter schools back under his party’s coalition agreement with the National NZ First Party. The announcement has presented opportunities […]

Should Schools Stick to Basics?: Debating the Mandated Hour

With the recent forming of New Zealand’s new government including The National Party, Act and New Zealand First, the discussions around implementing a one-hour teaching regimen for core subjects have initiated an intense debate. This proposal, is part of the National Party’s new policy to ‘teach the basics brilliantly’, seeks to allocate dedicated time for […]

The Backbone of Education: The Role and Impact of Support Staff in Schools By June Pfister

Behind every successful school stands an often-overlooked group of individuals who play a crucial role in the smooth functioning of the institution – the support staff. While teachers and administrators take centre stage in the educational narrative, support staff members work diligently behind the scenes, ensuring that the school environment is conducive to learning and […]

New Zealand’s Education Shift

New Zealand’s Education Shift: Māori Stories and Curriculum Delays New Zealand’s education system is undergoing a major change, adding traditional Māori stories and viewpoints to the curriculum. This significant change aims to make history classes more relevant to Māori students and to challenge the traditional Western view of history. The goal is to create a […]

Tāhūrangi: The new online teaching resource

It can be difficult to find suitable teaching resources, which has been seen by the Ministry of Education as they roll out a new and much more effective way to find them. Tāhūrangi is a new digital home for curriculum content, teaching resources and news, making it easier and quicker for educators to find the […]

The Future of Exams: NCEA Goes Online

In a tech-driven age, this shift reflects NCEA’s commitment to adapt and meet the evolving needs of students and educators. As senior end-of-year exams have started for 2023, many students prepare to trial a new way of learning. The Shift to Digital Exams NCEA recognises the importance of embracing technology for modern assessments. The move […]

A Guide to School Resource Management

In today’s educational landscape, effective school management is more critical than ever. Schools need to maximize their resources to create a conducive learning environment and thrive in a competitive market. Welcome to Principal Today Magazine‘s guide on “Maximizing School Resources: A Guide to School Resource Management. Understanding School Resource Management School management plays a pivotal […]

The Power of Educational Magazines: Top Education News Sources in New Zealand

In the dynamic realm of education, staying informed is key to fostering growth and progress. In New Zealand, where the pursuit of knowledge is highly valued, educational magazines play a pivotal role in shaping the narrative and keeping stakeholders abreast of the latest developments. In this article, we explore the significance of educational magazines, focusing […]

Digital Education Magazines: Accessing Knowledge Anytime, Anywhere

Digital education magazines have revolutionized the way we access knowledge, making it possible anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re a teacher looking for valuable resources or a student seeking inspiration, education magazines provide a wealth of information at your fingertips. The Convenience of Digital Education Magazines Gone are the days when you had to search through stacks […]