Ministerial Advisory Group

The Ministerial Advisory Group brings together a pool of expertise from across ECE services, ngā kōhanga reo and schooling.

The group acts as a reference point for the Minister to discuss the detailed policy design which we're developing with advice from the Technical Reference Groups.

The 18 members are:

James Morris

NZ Secondary Principals’ Council

Jack Boyle

NZ Post Primary Teachers' Association

Arihia Stirling

Nga Kura-a-Iwi o Aotearoa

Rawiri Wright

Te Runanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa

Clare Wells

NZ Kindergartens

Sharon Keen

NZ Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling

Kevin Bush

Auckland Primary Principals’ Association

Grant Burns

NZ Area Schools Association

Whetu Cormick

New Zealand Principals' Federation

James Thomas

Auckland Secondary Schools Principals’ Association

Judith Nel

Special Education Principals’ Association New Zealand

Kararaina Cribb

Te Kohanga Reo National Trust

Lorraine Kerr

New Zealand School Trustees Association

Lynda Stuart

New Zealand Educational Institute

Paul Ferris

Association of Proprietors of Integrated Schools (APIS)

Peter Reynolds

Early Childhood Council

Deborah James

New Zealand Independent Schools

Mike Williams

Secondary Principals' Association of New Zealand

 A number of organisations have had a change in leadership and this has led to changes in the individual representatives since November 2016.

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