New Zealand’s school property portfolio is a significant Crown asset. The Ministry of Education's Education Infrastructure Service is responsible for New Zealand’s state schools (around 2,100 schools).
In 2016/17, we are investing around $750 million in school property, consisting of:
- $240 million for maintaining and modernising existing school property
- $290 million for improving school property
- $220 million for expanding the school property estate
We also provide advice and funding to around 330 state integrated schools in New Zealand.
Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme
For information about our $1.137b programme to rebuild Christchurch Schools:
Make your school safe after a major incident
Follow these 5 steps to make your school safe after a major incident like fire, earthquake or flood.
Emergency response coordinators
Need to make substantial urgent repairs to your school buildings? See a list of emergency response coordinators in your region, and contact your Ministry property advisor before starting any work.
Health and safety management
Practice tools and resources for meeting health and safety requirements relating to property and construction at schools.
New Zealand’s state schools are managed in partnership between the Ministry and the school board of trustees. Boards of trustees delegate some of their responsibilities for property work to project managers.
State-integrated schools are former private schools that have become part of the state system. They receive some government funding to maintain and modernise the integrated school buildings and must meet minimum standards.
Private schools apply to be registered with the Ministry. We do not own private school property. The school owner is responsible for all property maintenance and modifications.
Find out how to access up-to-date data about any school, and read about the Ministry's asset management systems.
Training and events
Learn about the training and events we offer to support consultants and the wider sector.
Updates and newsletters
Find out about important updates to property policy, processes and systems.
The New Zealand School Property Strategy sets the vision for school property.
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