Education Amendment Bill 2012

Agency Disclosure Statement 

These Regulatory Impact Statements have been drafted by the Ministry of Education, according to the requirements set out in the Cabinet Guide.

Education Amendment Bill 2012

The Education Amendment Bill 2012 was introduced on 15 October 2012.

The Education Amendment Bill:

  • sets out the necessary legal framework for the introduction of a new type of school into the schooling network, alongside state schools and private schools. These schools will be known as Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua
  • safeguards learners by establishing clear surrender and retention provisions for schools
  • supports the provision of early childhood education by enabling the Ministry of Education 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.

Education Amendment Bill 2012 Regulatory Impact Statements

Amending the assignment of National Student Numbers

Regulatory Impact Statement - Amending the assignment of National Student Numbers Education Amendment Bill 2012

Amending the assignment of National Student Numbers

Legislation on school boards of trustees

Education Amendment Act 2012 amending the Education Act 1989 to set out that the primary focus of school Boards of Trustees (Boards) should be to promote student achievement

Legislation on school boards of trustees

Appendix 2 Education Amendment Bill 2012- search and seizure in schools

Search and seizure in schools

Appendix 2 Education Amendment Bill 2012- search and seizure in schools

Current progress of the bill

The bill received royal assent on 12 June 2013, becoming the Education Amendment Act 2013.

The majority of the Bill, including the provisions relating to Partnership Schools ׀ Kura Hourua, has now taken effect. The provisions relating to new search, and retention powers will come into effect on 1 January 2014, the same day as related rules and guidelines. The Ministry is developing rules and guidelines on searches and the surrender and retention of property, in consultation with the education sector.

Read more about the Education Amendment Act 2013 on the New Zealand legislation website (external link) .

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