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).

We invest $600 to $800 million per annum of capital funding on maintaining, improving and expanding the state school property portfolio.

We also provide advice and funding for 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.

State 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.

Integrated schools

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

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.

Public private partnerships (PPP) to build schools

A PPP is an agreement between the Ministry and a consortium of private companies to build a new school or rebuild an existing school. The Minister of Finance in the Labour-led government has indicated that the government does not support the use of PPP's for schools. All schools for which existing PPP contracts have been signed are advancing as agreed. 

Property data

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.

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