Charter school information releases
Partnership schools kura hourua (charter schools) are a type of school in our education system until December 2018.
The Government’s policy is to remove the charter school model from the education system. The Education Amendment Act 2018 removed the provisions which allowed new charter schools to be established. The Act includes transitional provisions for existing schools.
All existing charter schools applied and were approved to become part of the wider state school system from 2019.
Advisory Group on charter schools
The primary role of the advisory group is to advise the Minister of Education on the performance of charter or partnership schools kura hourua, while they continue to operate under this model.
The 6 member advisory group undertakes regular monitoring and review of the performance of charter schools and may, as requested by the Minister of Education, provide further advice on other charter school related matters.
The Advisory Group is chaired by Bruce Adin, with Bernardine Vester as deputy chair. The other members are Murray Jack, Te Rau Kupenga, Moe Milne, and Jason Swann.
Key documents about charter schools
Key documents about partnership schools kura hourua (charter schools) are published below. These relate to:
the policy to remove the charter school model
the Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua Working Group
the Indication of Interest phase
the application and decision-making phase led by the Authorisation Board and decisions made by the Minister of Education.
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