Shaping a Stronger Education System with New Zealanders

'Shaping a Stronger Education System with New Zealanders’ is a blueprint for change based on the rich conversations we have had with almost 50,000 New Zealanders.

The discussion document released today outlines the long-term vision, objectives and actions resulting from the Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga. 

The vision reflects the overwhelming aspirations of New Zealanders, as expressed in their kōrero, for a more inclusive, equitable, connected and future-focussed New Zealand learning system. 

Whakamaua te pae tata kia tina – take hold of your potential so it becomes your reality. 

We are descendants of explorers, discoverers and innovators who used their knowledge to traverse distant horizons. Our learning will be inclusive, equitable and connected so we progress and achieve advances for our people and their future journeys and encounters. 

Whaia te pae tawhiti kia tata – Explore beyond the distant horizon and draw it near. 

A strong sense of what New Zealanders want education to do, for every learner, their whānau, our communities, and our nation, has also emerged from the kōrero. 

To reflect these aspirations, we have set five objectives around which to shape the future of New Zealand education, and a series of actions over 10 years to help achieve them. 

To help us all achieve our vision, and the objectives we have set for the future of education, we are now consulting on the draft priorities that all education providers, from early learning to tertiary education and training, will share.

These priorities are in the draft Statement of National Education and Learning Priorities [NELP] and the draft Tertiary Education Strategy [TES]. 

The NELP sets the priorities for early learning, kōhanga reo, schools and kura. The TES sets the long term strategic direction and priorities for the tertiary education system.  

Summary: Shaping a stronger education system with New Zealanders [PDF 1.9MB] 

Discussion document: Shaping a stronger education system with New Zealanders [PDF 1.9MB]

Objectives and actions: Shaping a stronger education system with New Zealanders [PDF 904KB] 

Have your say on the draft Statement of National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP)

Have your say on the draft Tertiary Education Strategy (TES)

Consultation on the draft NELP closes on 25 November 2019.

Consultation on the draft TES concludes on 25 October 2019.

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