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Kia ora

New Zealand
There are 4,100,000
New Zealanders
- 76.6% are of European
origin (Pakeha)
- 15.1% are Mori - the
indigenous inhabitants
of NewZealand
- 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

Education in New
New Zealands education system is world-class,






traditional principles of education with innovation,

creativity and fresh thinking to produce leaders
and citizens equipped for the 21st century.

Education System
New Zealands education system has three
levels early childhood education
schooling and
tertiary education
- across which students can follow a variety
of flexible pathways.

New Zealand School

State schools must deliver New Zealands 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

New Zealand Curriculum Learning

The arts
Health and physical education
Learning languages
Mathematics and statistics
Social sciences

New Zealand Curriculum Learning

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa
It is the curriculum written for Mori
immersion education, was released in
November 2007. Te Marautanga sits
beside the revised New Zealand
Curriculum, and is New Zealands first
truly indigenous curriculum.

Government Goals Education

Early childhood education (ECE)
ostrong quality assurance and a world-leading national
ohigh degree of participation in ECE and
oincreasing levels of teacher quality.

Government Goals Education

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
A focus on national and regional development priorities
Public confidence in the tertiary sector
Greater financial certainty for government and

Age Progression through

the Education System
0 - 5 years

Early Childhood Education

6 - 12 years

Primary & Intermediate

13 - 18 years

Secondary School

18+ years
Tertiary Education and
Training Institutions

Education for ALL (EFA)

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 subsidized these centers

Education for ALL (EFA)

Kura kaupapa and wharekura
Most schools teach in English, but some teach
in the Mori language. Kura kaupapa Mori and
wharekura are schools in which the principal
language of instruction is Mori and education is
based on Mori culture and values.

Education for ALL (EFA)

Special education
There is additional support for students with
special education needs.

Education for ALL (EFA)

Community New Zealands Adult and
Community Education (ACE)
supports the continuing education needs of
adults. This may be to learn new things for work,
for interest, or to complete their school education.

Education for ALL (EFA)

Home and distance learning
A small number of parents seek Ministry of
Education approval to educate their children at
home, many of whom enroll with the
Correspondence School.
At tertiary and adult levels, full and part-time
learning programmes are available for selfdirected learning at home and in the workplace.

Education for ALL (EFA)

Tertiary Education
institutions. Students need to contribute about 30
percent of the cost of their courses. New Zealand
students can borrow a student loan from the
government to pay for their courses until they are

New Zealand State-funded

State schools
Kura kaupapa Mori
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.

New Zealand Education provides a holistic education, that gives

students the knowledge skills and attitudes to develop as
competent, confident life long learners.

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