What's happening now?
Education and Training Amendment Bill (No 2)
Consultation is now live on proposals for inclusion in the Education and Training Amendment Bill (No 2) and proposals relating to school board elections. We are proposing changes to:
- enable schools to whether to run their elections electronically, through hui or through the current primary postal and paper based process, as well as other changes to improve school board elections
- Police vetting requirements to ensure all education workers are vetted prior to beginning work in licensed Early Childhood Education (ECE) services and schools
- school out-of-zone enrolment priority categories to reduce the priority of children of former students and to increase the priority of students of teachers and board members
- the Teaching Council’s disciplinary and certification functions
- the regulation of compulsory student services fees
- enable National Student Numbers to be used to support work-based learning
- give the New Zealand Qualifications Authority discretion in cancelling a Private Training Establishment’s registration in a specific immigration related circumstance
- simplify New Zealand qualifications and other credentials
- specify a new function for the Education Review Office to review professional learning and development accessed by kura, schools and early learning services
These consultations will run until Wednesday 16 June. Have your say by clicking the link below.
Learner wellbeing and safety
Wellbeing involves mental, emotional, physical, family, social and spiritual health. When learners have safe, inclusive and healthy environments for learning, living and socialising, they are more likely to succeed in their studies.
Creating an environment that supports learning and wellbeing is a shared responsibility between government, tertiary education providers, learners, whānau and the wider community.
We are developing the following proposals, and need your feedback to help shape each of them:
This consultation will run until midnight on Friday 21 May. Have your say by clicking the link below.
Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030
Mālō e lelei, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo ni, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakatalofa atu, Namaste, Kam na mauri, tēnā koutou and warm Pacific greetings.
Thank you for continuing to share your experiences and the innovation and aspirations of your families and your communities, and thank you for caring and supporting each other during COVID-19.
We have great pleasure in sharing with you the Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030.
The Education Work Programme 2021
In March 2021 the Cabinet agreed to the contents of the Education Work Programme (EWP) 2021 for this term of Government. The Education Work Programme 2021 has a strong focus on implementation and delivery. Click below to see the main priority components of the EWP 2021, for this term of the current Government.