Covid 19 coronavirus: Childcare teachers’ hours cut due to Covid fears

Childcare teachers working for Evolve Education have been asked to move on to flexible-hours contracts which their union says are illegal. The company, which reported a $13.3 million loss in … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: Teachers excited to return to classrooms at level 2

Teacher unions say teachers are “excited” to return to their classrooms next week, despite some persistent fears about safety. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed, as signalled last week, that … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: Reopening schools and daycare ‘a calculated risk’ – expert

A leading Australasian public health expert says New Zealand is taking “a calculated risk” in reopening schools and early childhood centres next week. Professor Tony Blakely, a former Otago University … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: Childcare centres refuse to reopen on April 29

The country’s biggest childcare organisation is still advising its members to stay closed when schools and early childhood services officially reopen their doors on April 29. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: School at level 3 won’t be voluntary after all

VIRUS LATEST* 2.2 million cases globally, with almost 150,000 deaths – residents in New York and London being told to wear masks in public* NZ has 582 active cases, 11 … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: Teachers angry that they are being asked to become ‘babysitters’

Teachers are reacting angrily to new rules for level 3 of the coronavirus alert system which they say will place them at risk and will make them just “babysitters”. Bruce … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: Computers to the door, educational TV planned for lockdown learning

The Government is about to start delivering computers to the doors of children who don’t have devices for home learning during the lockdown period. It comes as schools are gearing … Read More