Issue-specific releases

For areas where there is a high degree of public interest, the Ministry may choose to publish an information release.

Some information redacted

When we proactively release information we make some redactions in line with the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982. The withholding grounds we use are marked on the documents, and described below.

Latest information releases


Ministry of Education's savings programme 

Marlborough Schools Co-location


2023 Refresh of the Action Plan for Pacific Education

Budget 2023 Information Release

Education and Training Amendment Bill (No.3) and Regulatory Systems (Education) Amendment Bill

Wānanga Enabling Framework information Release

Te Wānanga O Raukawa - Order of Council Information Release


Unite Against COVID-19 website content

Cybersecurity in Schools

‘Every School Day is a Big Day’ – national communication campaign

Budget 2022 Information Release

2020 Early Childhood Education Complaints and Incidents Report

Ventilation in schools

Healthy Food and Nutrition in School

Abbey's Place Childcare Centre - Licence Review Process and recommendations for improvement

Export Education Levy

When State Schools Must Be Open

Driver Licences


Project Status – announced Ministry projects [PDF, 219 KB]

Growing Māori Medium Education

Budget 2021 Information Release

Strategies for literacy and mathematics & statistics, and for te reo matatini and pāngarau

Workforce Development Councils

Refresh of the National Curriculum for Schooling


Information sharing agreements

School Building Performance


The Statement of National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP) and the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES)

Rebuild at Christchurch Girls High School

Early Learning Regulatory Review

2019 Early Childhood Education Complaints and Incidents Report

Education and Training Bill

Free and healthy lunches in schools

Apprenticeship Support Programme(external link)

Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030

Secondary School Attendance in Auckland under Alert Level 3

Extending eligibility to student support to people who were affected by the Christchurch mosques terror attack

Budget 2020 Information Release


Education and Training Bill

Massey University Early Literacy Research Project

Teaching New Zealand's histories in our schools and kura

Equity Index

Learning Support Action Plan proactive release of papers

Sharpening the Practice - a review of the management and processes for early learning complaints and incidents

2018 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Complaints and Incidents Report

Budget 2019 - Ministry of Education document release

Education Amendment Bill (No. 2)

Workforce data release April 2019

Review of Vocational Education - background papers(external link)

School Donations

Education (Early Childhood Services) Amendment Regulations 2019


Victoria University of Wellington - Recommendation for a change of name

Programme of change for the institutes of technology and polytechnic subsector and vocational education

Release of response to SSC Inquiry into the Use of External Security Consultants

Advice on the International Education Strategy: information release

Changes to post-study work rights for international students: information release

Marlborough Boys’ and Girls’ Colleges co-location 

Export Education Levy changes information release

Release of advice relating to changes to the Fees-Free policy in 2019

Cabinet paper: improving the condition of the school portfolio

Curriculum, progress and achievement programme

Teacher Supply Package information release

Teacher Demand and Supply Planning Tool

Release of Ministerial decision making documents about school network changes

Issues being considered for an education bill

The Kōrero Mātauranga — Education Conversation and the Education Summits

Cabinet paper: Funding education initiatives using headroom and underspends in Vote Tertiary Education

Cabinet paper: Towards a comprehensive reform of school property

Cabinet paper: Education Workforce Strategy

Student progress and achievement

Early Learning 10 Year Strategic Plan

Home-based Early Childhood Education Review

2017 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Complaints and Incidents Report

Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

Cabinet paper: Discontinuation of Aspire Scholarships

Cabinet paper: Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa) Amendment Bill

Education Amendment Bill 2018

Cohort entry options for children aged 5 and over

Education Work Programme

Background reading for a review of Tomorrow's Schools

Cabinet paper: T'ai Poutini Polytechnic Capital Injection and Debt Write-Off

Integration agreements for state integrated schools


Release of Ministerial decision making documents

Teacher supply cabinet paper

Removing Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori and National Standards

Release of advice related to the 100 days tertiary education commitments

Education Resourcing System information release

Factors associated with the risk of not achieving in education — June 2017

Survey of schools who using seclusion practices in 2016

The Northland Place-Based Initiative


Halswell Residential College information release 2016

Residential special schools information release 2016

Hato Petera College

Investigation into the use of seclusion at Miramar Central School

Learning Support (previously Special Education) Update information release

Education Council to receive $21m transitional funding

Ministry move to Mātauranga House


Māori Education Trust

Information for the community Relocation of school to Havelock North

Turakina Māori Girls' School Report


Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Public Funding Review


Residential Special Schools information release 2012

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