Annual Report 2016 - Part one

Section 19B reports

The Vote Education Section 19B Report in Relation to Non-Departmental Appropriations for the year ended 30 June 2016 was presented to the House in accordance with section 19B of the Public Finance Act 1989 on 20 October 2016.

Vote Education Section 19B Report [PDF, 329 KB]

Parts 2 and 3 of the Annual Report 2016

Download the full Annual Report 2016 to view:

  • Part 2 — Statements of service Performance
  • Part 3 — Annual financial statements.

Annual Report 2016 [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Amendment to the report

Since being tabled, the Statement of Cash Flows has been amended for a minor editorial error.

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The year at a glance

Year at a glance page 1 - see long description.

  • Long description for Year at a glance page 1
    • We are making progress:

      • More children have participated in quality early childhood education (ECE) before starting primary schools
        • graph showing a 0.6% increase between 2015 and 2016 to 96.6%, with a December 2016 target of 98%
      • Primary school-age student National Standards are being maintained
        • graph showing 2015 reading remaining at 78%, 2015 writing increasing 0.3% to 71.4% and 2015 maths increasing 0.3% to 75.5%, all  with a target of 85% in 2017
      • More 18-year-olds are achieving NCEA Level 2 qualifications
        • graph showing a 2% increase in 2015 to 83.3%, with a target of 85% in 2017
      • More young people have Level 4 qualifications…
        • graph showing a 3% increase in 2015 to 56.5%, with a target of 60%
      • …and slightly fewer young people are not in employment, education or training
        • graph showing a 0.4% decrease for 15-19 year-olds from 7.6% in 2015 to 7.2% in 2016
        • graph showing a 0.1% decrease for 20-24 year-olds from 15.1% in 2015 to 15.0% in 2016.

      While making some progress on disparity of achievement it remains a challenge

      • Graph showing school leaver highest qualification in 2015 by ethnicity:
        • Māori
          • Less than NCEA Level 1 – 24%
          • NCEA Level 1 – 14%
          • NCEA Level 2 – 31%
          • NCEA Level 3 or above – 31%
        • Pasifika
          • Less than NCEA Level 1 – 15%
          • NCEA Level 1 – 12%
          • NCEA Level 2 – 32%
          • NCEA Level 3 or above – 41%
        • European
          • Less than NCEA Level 1 – 8%
          • NCEA Level 1 – 8%
          • NCEA Level 2 – 26%
          • NCEA Level 3 or above – 57%
        • Asian
          • Less than NCEA Level 1 – 5%
          • NCEA Level 1 – 4%
          • NCEA Level 2 – 16%
          • NCEA Level 3 or above – 75%

Year at a glance page 2

  • Long description for Year at a glance page 2
    • Approximately 200,000 children were enrolled in ECE services

      • Over 5,000 ECE services and playgroups.

      Over 770,000 children and students enrolled in primary and secondary schools

      • New Zealand’s curriculum was taught in over 2,500 schools by over 53,800 teachers.

      Over 577,000 students enrolled in formal tertiary education, including 146,000 in industry-based training

      In 2015/16, we were responsible for a budget of over $13.7 billion to enable over 1.5 million children, young people and adult students to learn and achieve.

      • Over $7.9 billion was spent on schooling
      • Over $750 million of capital expenditure was spent on school property
      • Over $185 million was spent on school transport
      • Over $3.0 billion was spent on tertiary education
      • Over $1.7 billion was spent on ECE
      • Over $117 million was spent on other support for the education system.

      We manage a significant property portfolio worth almost $14.6 billion to provide, upgrade and maintain the physical environment to support children, young people and adult students to achieve educational success.

      Our people are passionate about improving education outcomes.

      We employed approximately 2,600 people in full-time equivalent roles (as at 30 June 2016).

      We work out of about 35 locations around New Zealand, as well as our national office in Wellington, with approximately 70% of our staff directly supporting either children and young people, or educators and education services.