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Shaping a Stronger Education System with New Zealanders

Have your say on the draft Statement of National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP) 

The Statement of National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP) and Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) translate the vision and objectives for education into priorities for places of learning from early learning through to tertiary education. For the first time, we are taking an integrated approach to set the direction for the education system.

Consultation on the NELP is open until 25 November 2019.

Consultation on the TES has now closed.

Take the NELP

What is the NELP?

The Education Act 1989 enables the Minister of Education to issue, after consultation with educators, children and young people, and with interested groups, such as parents, a statement of National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP).

The NELP will set out the government’s educational priorities for all of our state schools, kura, private schools, early learning services, me nga kōhanga reo, and Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako. The governing bodies of schools, kura, and early learning services, will use these priorities, alongside their own local priorities, to help every child and young person to progress and achieve to their potential.

How the NELP will be used?

The NELP will let education services know what is expected in terms of delivering on the government’s educational priorities for our children and young people. The NELP will help parents, whānau and caregivers know more about what the government, as well as their local education service, see as important in the education of their children and young people.

School boards and early learning services need to have particular regard to the NELP when developing their strategic plans. From the date of publication of the NELP in the Gazette, State and State integrated school boards will be required to have particular regard to the NELP when developing their strategic plans.

Timeline 

The consultation on the draft NELP runs from 17 September to 25 November

The final NELP will be published in early 2020.

Public Events

Engagements  on the NELP and the TES have been taking place around the country throughout the consultation period, starting 17 September.Further engagements will take place about the draft NELP until 25 November . Consultation on the TES has now closed.

We expect these public meetings to run from approx. 5:30pm until 8:00pm and light refreshments will be provided. We welcome and encourage participation.

Find an event near you

Further information

NELP and TES summary document

Shaping a stronger education system with New Zealanders [PDF 600KB] 

Shaping a stronger education system with New Zealander (te reo Māori) [PDF 998KB] 

NELP and TES discussion document

Discussion Document - Shaping a stronger education system with New Zealanders [PDF 1.9MB]

Discussion Document - Shaping a stronger education system with New Zealanders (te reo Māori) [PDF 1.9MB]