Education Amendment Bill (No 2)

The Education Amendment Bill (No 2) was introduced on 13 September 2018. It makes a number of amendments to the Education Act 1989, Education Act 1964, and the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017.

About the Bill

The Bill will protect public interest in Teaching Council decision-making by enabling the Minister to issue a policy direction, make student safety a registration criteria for private schools, change the rules for cohort (group) entry so children must be 5 before starting school, and repeal the start-up of communities of online learning.

A copy of the Bill, and the latest information about its progress through Parliament is available on the New Zealand Parliament website.

Education Amendment Bill (No 2) — NZ Parliament website (external link)

Overview of key changes proposed by the Bill

Key changes proposed by the Bill are:

  • protecting the public interest in Teaching Council decision making
  • making student safety a registration criteria for private schools
  • changes to the rules for cohort (group) entry
  • repeaking the start-up of communities of online learning

Overview of the key changes proposed by the Education Amendment Bill (No 2)

Progress of the Bill

The Bill has been introduced to Parliament, and has now been referred to the Education and Workforce Committee.

Find out more about the Select Committee, including how you can make a submission.

Make a submission — New Zealand Parliament website (external link)

Our experts are available to answer any factual questions you may have about the Bill.

Email: consultation@education.govt.nz

Regulatory Impact Statements

The following Regulatory Impact Statements (RIS) relate to the Education Amendment Bill (No 2).

Cohort entry RIS [PDF, 3.2 MB]

Communities of online learning (COOL) RIS [PDF, 2.4 MB]

Education Council RIS [PDF, 3.5 MB]

Private schools RIS [PDF, 2.6 MB]

If you have difficulty accessing these documents email:

info@education.govt.nz

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