New Zealand There are 4,100,000 New Zealanders - 76.6% are of European origin (Pakeha) - 15.1% are Māori - the indigenous inhabitants of New Zealand - 9.3% are of Asian origin - 7.1% are of recent Pacific Islands origin (Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Is.) - 88% live in Urban areas — 1.1 million living in Auckland
Government Goals – Education Schooling –High education standards to provide a foundation for future learning –Increased parent and community engagement –High levels of achievement for all school leavers –Life-long learning skills Tertiary –A focus on national and regional development priorities –Public confidence in the tertiary sector –Greater financial certainty for government and organisations
Education Priorities - Schooling All students experience effective teaching Children’s learning is nurtured by families and community Evidence-based practice Focus Areas –Effective teaching –Foundations and knowledge –Parents and family –Strong professional leadership –Teaching and learning in secondary schools –Resourcing –Staying at school –Discipline
Schooling in New Zealand Compulsory education in New Zealand is divided into primary, intermediate and secondary schooling. Education is compulsory for all children in New Zealand 6 – 16 years of age Compulsory Education is free in NZ Early childhood education is not compulsory, but government subsidies these centres
New Zealand state-funded schools State schools Kura kaupapa Māori Integrated schools Designated character schools Independent (or private) schools Boarding schools The Correspondence School Special schools are state schools that provide education for students with special education needs.
Age Progression through the Education System 0-5 yearsEarly Childhood Education 5-12 yearsPrimary & Intermediate School 13-18 yearsSecondary School 18+ yearsTertiary Education and Training Institutions
New Zealand School Curriculum State schools must deliver New Zealand’s National Curriculum to students in compulsory education –The New Zealand Curriculum consists of seven ‘essential learning areas’ and eight sets of ‘essential skills’ –The curriculum is specified through sets of expected student learning outcomes called ‘achievement objectives’ –National achievement objectives are detailed in National Curriculum Statements: one for each Essential Learning Area
Overview We include all forms of post-school education in a unified tertiary education system –Vocational and trades training, foundation education degrees and postgraduate
Structure Public tertiary education institutions (TEIs) –8 universities –20 polytechnics/institutes of technology –11 Government Training Establishments –2 colleges of education – but they are being absorbed into universities –3 wananga Private training establishments (PTEs) –About 800 + (about 200 get government funding) Industry training –41 Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) –Brokers of vocational/trades training –On-job component as well as off job
Summary The Agenda sets out the government’s vision and strategy for international education in New Zealand 2007 – 2012. It is linked to the government’s priorities – National Identity and Economic Transformation. There are 4 goals –New Zealand students are equipped to thrive in an inter- connected world –International students are enriched by their education and living experiences in New Zealand –Domestic education providers are strengthened academically and financially through internationla linkages –New Zealand receives wider economic and social benefits
New Zealand Education provides a holistic education, that gives students the knowledge skills and attitudes to develop as competent, confident life long learners
School Governance - Autonomy with Accountability Board of trustees has governance role –Principal and staff accountable to board Board accountable to both parents and government for performance of the school Board sets out its vision and its undertakings in the school’s Charter Government publishes national curriculum and national education priorities for schools
The standard constitution of a board of trustees is: five parent-elected representatives the principal a staff representative a student representative (in schools with Year 9 students and above) co-opted trustees.
Boards of trustees: are elected by the School community. Boards of trustees are Crown entities and are responsible for the governance of schools. Your role, as a trustee, is to ensure that your school is run in the best interests of your students and your community. Work in partnership with families, communities, principals and teacher to ensure the best outcomes for students
Further information Education Review Office http://www.ero.govt.nz/ http://www.ero.govt.nz/ LeadSpace – Board and school management http://www.leadspace.govt.nz/knowledge/board_man/index.php http://www.leadspace.govt.nz/knowledge/board_man/index.php Ministry of Education http://www.minedu.govt.nz/ http://www.minedu.govt.nz/ New Zealand School Trustees Association (STA) http://www.nzsta.org.nz/ http://www.nzsta.org.nz/ Sharpening the Focus http://www.tki.org.nz/r/governance/sharpening/issue8_e.php http://www.tki.org.nz/r/governance/sharpening/issue8_e.php Working in Partnership – Information for New School Trustees 2007–2010 http://www.minedu.govt.nz/index.cfm?layout=document&documentid=9541 http://www.minedu.govt.nz/index.cfm?layout=document&documentid=9541