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Finland's KiVa goes to New Zealand

Year 7 and 8 students at Wilford School in Petone, NZ.Finland's innovative bullying prevention program is called KiVa which comes from kiusaamista vastaan, meaning against bullying. As a word, kiva means nice in Finnish. KiVa stands out from other anti-bullying programs by providing a broad and extensive selection of materials for students, teachers and parents, online virtual learning environments, and packs of interactive activities that schools can complete with their students. We interviewed Deputy Principal Faye Mayo to find out more! Lue lisää...

The formal school starting age: is younger better?

Playtime at a Finnish schoolThe Tasmanian Government is currently in the process of tabling a new Education Act for debate in Tasmania's Parliament. After backing down from its plans to lower the compulsory school starting age amid criticism from the childcare sector in August, the Tasmanian Government is now seeking Upper House support to overhaul the Tasmanian education system. The bill suggests a voluntary school starting age of four and a half with options to start children in kindergarten when they are three and half Lue lisää...

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