Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Social Worker In Schools Programme

Social Worker In Schools Programme

“If the Government is serious about reducing abuse and violence against children and enhancing their learning potential, it will adequately resource the Social Worker in Schools Programme,” Beryl Anderson, National Council of Women’s President said today.

The National Council of Women supports a roll-out of the Social Worker in Schools Programme to all schools teaching up to year 8 - primary and intermediate schools.

“While the social worker builds up a trust relationship and works with the child and their family, teachers can focus on what they do best - teach the next generation of New Zealanders,” Miss Anderson said.

“A safe personal environment enhances children’s learning opportunities, especially their literacy and numeracy skills.”

“We urge the Government to focus on the success of this programme and to ensure adequate numbers of social workers are trained to enable the programme to be rolled out to all schools,” Miss Anderson said.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Ten x Ten - One Hundred of Te Papa's Best-Loved Art Works

An idiosyncratic selection by ten art curators, each of whom have chosen ten of their favourite works. Handsomely illustrated, their choices are accompanied by full-page colour prints and brief descriptions of the work, explaining in straightforward and approachable language why it is of historical, cultural, or personal significance. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Portacom City - Reporting On Canterbury Earthquakes

In Portacom City Paul Gorman describes his own deeply personal story of working as a journalist during the quakes, while also speaking more broadly about the challenges that confront reporters at times of crisis. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Christopher Pugsley’s The Camera in the Crowd - Filming in New Zealand Peace and War 1895-1920

Pugsley brings to life 25 exhilarating years of film making and picture screening in a sumptuously illustrated hardback published by Oratia that tells the story through surviving footage unearthed from the national film archives. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland