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Policy Update

Passage of Education (Update) Amendment Bill into Law The Education (Update) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament on 11 May 2017. The Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975 is now subsumed into this Act as Part 33. The Ministry of Education and APIS will work to provide appropriate updating of schools’ Integration Agreements [...]

Policy Update 2017-06-30T10:27:25+00:00

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals

Dame Georgina Kingi, Principal St Joseph’s Maori Girls’ College, Napier, who was made a Dame Companion of the Order of New Zealand for services to Maori and education, in the New Year Honours. The honour recognises her decades of work championing quality education and teaching te reo and tikanga Maori at St Joseph’s Maori [...]

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals 2017-07-29T10:16:50+00:00

Recent Publications from ERO

All of these publications are accessible on the ERO website. School Trustees Booklet: Helping You to Ask the Right Questions Focuses on the role the board plays in student achievement and wellbeing and includes questions and information to guide board discussion. Communities of Learning / Kāhui Ako Resources: Collaboration to Improve Learner Outcomes Summarises [...]

Recent Publications from ERO 2017-08-07T11:46:35+00:00

Policy Update

Changes to Guidelines for the Preference of Enrolment At the end of 2016 the NZCBC made a change to preference of enrolment criterion 5.4. This was circulated, and then a further update was provided in February 2017 to Bishops/diocesan administrators. Schools and parishes should already have copies, but if necessary it can be sourced from [...]

Policy Update 2017-08-07T11:43:51+00:00

It is not Religion, it is Survival

There is a growing awareness in our lives that the world is threatened not only by the arms race, regional conflicts and continued injustices among people and nations but by a lack of respect for the environment. Continuing to disregard the fragile nature of our planet will seriously threaten our way of life and more [...]

It is not Religion, it is Survival 2017-06-19T16:42:27+00:00

Exaggerating the Potential of Schools to Reduce the Gap

In the recent issue of NZ Principal, Emeritus Professor Warwick Elley says that the Minister exaggerates the potential of schools to reduce the gap between high and low achievers. He notes that the opposition from Primary Teachers is now having an influence on the way the Investing in Educational Success is iterating from its first [...]

Exaggerating the Potential of Schools to Reduce the Gap 2017-06-20T12:29:39+00:00
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