Palmerston North Boys High School's rector says the extra stress from the unnecessary Level 1 exams is affecting students' mental health, and that they don't need it to go to university.
"Countries all over the world have these schools set up for kids who learn in these magical ways," Rebecca Elias told Seven Sharp.
1 NEWS yesterday reported the largely taxpayer funded organisation Plunket has 11 staff on over $180,000.
The Ministry of Education is seeking consultation on developing official guidelines for firearms in schools
"All concerns about the camps are taken seriously, and are being promptly examined by the University," a spokesman said.
Professionals from both sides of the Tasman have been in Northland this week to discuss how Maori students can reach their academic potential.