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The independent New Zealand Council of Educational Research (NZCER) found that boys in boys’ schools consistently achieve above boys in co-educational schools at all levels of NCEA, including merit and excellence endorsements; boys in boys’ schools have a higher rate of achieving scholarships; and analysis of schools by decile shows that boys’ school students achieve at a higher rate than those in co-educational schools in all 10 deciles.
Palmerston North Boys’ High School seeks to provide young men with an intellectual and moral education which will enable them to make a valuable contribution to society. The School aims to develop all students in terms of providing the widest opportunities in academic, sporting and cultural activities in an environment which fosters the awareness of growth in personal and social relationships.
It has become a cultural cliché that raising adolescents is the most difficult part of parenting, but this negative trope about adolescents misses the incredible opportunity to positively shape a kid’s brain and future life course during this period of development.
We live in a society that doesn’t reward or respect character as often as it should or even as it used to; and while there isn’t a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.
Changes in technology are affecting the nature of interpersonal communication so that we are experiencing more structured electronic interactions and less spontaneous social interactions, redefining human connection and communication.
Scientists examine the effects of mobile phone emissions on sleep and brain activity in children and teenagers, where sleep-deprived teenagers are more likely to receive sports injuries, become involved in automobile accidents and affects their academic performance.
Understanding how the teenage brain functions can help parents make what is in fact an incredibly positive period of growth, change, and experimentation in their children’s lives less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.
Any good parent wants their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults. And while there isn’t a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.
Adolescent mental health is an important issue in NZ. Most young New Zealanders have the resilience required to thrive during their adolescent years, but a significant proportion struggle to deal with behaviours, emotions or experiences that could put their wellbeing at risk.
Parents know that the physical exercise their kids are getting is good for their health, but that’s not their only motivation for encouraging the children to participate in organized athletics. See what playing sports teaches kids about bigger roles in life.
Recommended Reading List For Parents: Parenting is super-demanding and we should be cut some slack for not getting everything perfect. We have put together a Recommended Reading List for Parents to help in Developing Young Men.