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FYI:

is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. Capital: WELLINGTON Largest city: Auckland (ranked 4th liveable city in the world in 2010) Languages: English, Maori & NZ sign language Total land area: 268,021 km2 Total population: 4 .4 million

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Religion: Christianity has an adult literacy rate of 99 percent and over half of the population aged 15 to 29 hold a tertiary qualification. OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment ranks New Zealand's education system as the 7th best in the world, with students performing exceptionally well in reading, mathematics and science.

OUTLINE
A. BASIC EDUCATION - LEVELS OF EDUCATION - SCHOOL TERMS B. HIGHER EDUCATION - UNIVERSITIES - INST. OF TECHNOLOGY & POLYTECHNICS - PRIVATE TRNG. INSTITUTIONS

EDUCATION IN NEW ZEALAND

- Is world-class, modern & responsive.

School is COMPULSORY for all children ages 6-16.

Children of New Zealand citizens or residents are eligible for FREE EDUCATION.

Primary schools
Student - teacher ratio= 18:1 Secondary schools Student - teacher ratio= 15:1

1.State funded 2.State-integrated 3.Private

A NATIONAL CURRICULUM sets the learning requirements for all state schools.
CORE SUBJECTS TAUGHT

- English - Health & Physical Education - Language - Science

Social Science Technology The Arts Mathematics & Statistics

5 COMPETENCIES covered by the National Curriculum:


1. Thinking 2. Using language, symbols and textsdifferent ways to communicate and understand information 3. Managing self ( a can do attitude) 4. Relating to others (open-minded) 5. Participating and contributing

LEVELS OF EDUCATION
SCHOOLING LEVEL EARLY CHILDHOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (OPTIONAL) YEARS/GRADES PRE-SCHOOL YEARS 1 - 8 YEARS 7 -8 AGE BIRTH-5 YRS 5 - 13 11 - 13

SECONDARY SCHOOL (a.k.a. COLLEGE/ HS/GRAMMAR SCHOOL) TERTIARY


(INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY/ POLYTECHNICS)

YEARS 7- 13

11 17 or 18

UNIVERSITY or SIMILAR

17 onwards

- National Certificate in Educational Achievement is a national qualification for secondary schools. - There are 3 NCAE qualifications: LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3

Divided in to 4 terms for primary, intermediate & secondary schools 6 weeks summer holiday break 3 two- week breaks between each term School day begins at 9:00 am and ends 3:00 or 3:30 pm.

TERM 1: Early February mid-April TERM 2: Late April beginning of July TERM 3: Mid-July late September TERM 4: Mid-October mid-December

1. UNIVERSITIES 2. INST. OF TECHNOLOGY & POLYTECHNICS (stateowned) 3. PRIVATE TRNG. INSTITUTIONS & ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

NEW ZEALAND QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY = PAASCU (Philippines) university enrolees must pass the common standards set by NZQA University classes start in March to November

UNIVERSITIES
- There are 8 government funded universities in NZ.

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & POLYTECHNICS


- Total of 20 in the entire country. - State-owned - Offer courses equivalent in merit to those offered as degrees in universities.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION has close relationship with the Ministry of Education They provide in-service training of teachers on site or online. Public school teachers provide pre-service teachers by acting as mentor during their teaching practicum

PRIVATE TRAINING INSTITUTIONS & ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS


- There are around 800 private education providers in the country offering short-term English language courses - Are registered and accredited by the NZQA.

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