Education Amendment Act 2013

The Education Amendment Act 2013 passed on 12 June 2013. The act:

  • sets out the necessary legal framework for introducing a new type of school into the schooling network,
  • alongside state schools and private schools (this new type of school is known as a partnership school/kura hourua)
  • safeguards learners by establishing clear surrender and retention provisions for schools
  • supports the provision of early childhood education by enabling us to assign a National Student Number to children at a much younger age
  • clarifies the primary purpose of school boards of trustees
  • makes a number of miscellaneous amendments, including:
    • allowing schools to be more flexible with their timetabling of the school day
    • increasing the options for alternative governance arrangements
    • introducing third-party leasing arrangements for early childhood centres
    • introducing electronic publishing of schools’ annual fiscal statements.

The provisions relating to the surrender and retention of property and searches came into effect on 1 January 2014, along with the accompanying rules (external link) .

We consulted with the sector to develop guidance for the Surrender and retention of property and searches.

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