Responses to Official Information Act requests

We publish some responses to Official Information Act (OIA) requests where they release substantive information and are of public interest. This is part of our commitment to openness and accountability.

The Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) allows eligible persons to request and receive information held by Ministers or departments, including the Ministry of Education. The Ministry often receives requests for information about issues and topics of significant public interest. We publish selected responses to OIA requests so that information is more readily available to the public, as part of our ongoing commitment to openness and accountability.

Responses are published where they release substantive information and are of public interest. Note that the personal details of requesters have been removed.

If you need any additional information or want to lodge a request for official information, email: info@education.govt.nz.

OIA responses by date

The following documents are listed in latest release date order.

Response date Details of the request Download/View
14 June 2022 Report showing how many directed enrollments have been approved in the last 4 years across the country Report showing how many directed enrollments have been approved in the last 4 years across the country 1285475 [PDF, 143 KB]
14 June 2022 Tau Mai Te Reo implementation

Tau Mai Te Reo implementation 1287884  [PDF, 242 KB]

14 June 2022 Revitalisation of te reo Māori Revitalisation of te reo Māori 1287409  [PDF, 571 KB]
13 June 2022 Personal grievances against MOE Personal grievances against MOE 1287922  [PDF, 804 KB]
10 June 2022 Information regarding Physical Restraints in Residential Specialist Schools and subsequent complaints and investigations Information regarding Physical Restraints in Residential Specialist Schools and subsequent complaints and investigations 1285410  [PDF, 380 KB]
9 June 2022 Information and Financial Analysis on Residential Specialist Schools and the new access pathway being considered

Information and Financial Analysis on Residential Specialist Schools and the new access pathway being considered 1286251  [PDF, 330 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 3.1 MB]

8 June 2022 Increase in students due to offshore dependents Increase in students due to offshore dependents 1288108 [PDF, 251 KB]
8 June 2022 Information regarding the recently released relationships and sexuality guidelines material and how this curriculum was developed

Information regarding the recently released relationships and sexuality guidelines material and how this curriculum was developed 1286227 [PDF, 565 KB]

Appendix A  [PDF, 2.1 MB]

3 June 2022 Interested in seeing if there is an issue of access to sick leave for relievers compared to permanent/fixed term teachers  Interested in seeing if there is an issue of access to sick leave for relievers compared to permanent/fixed term teachers 1285343  [PDF, 569 KB]
3 June 2022 Data across government in preparation for New Zealand’s sixth periodic review by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child Data across government in preparation for New Zealand’s sixth periodic review by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child 1285921 [PDF, 841 KB]
19 May 2022 Information regarding the Primary Principals Workforce, vacancies, gender breakdowns and other information we hold

Information regarding the Primary Principals Workforce, vacancies, gender breakdowns and other information we hold1285031/636/639 [PDF, 393 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 119 KB]

Appendix B [PDF, 81 KB]

Appendix C [PDF, 143 KB]

18 May 2022 Arthur Street School Infants Building and in relation to the potential impact on the building of the redevelopment of the School

Arthur Street School Infants Building and in relation to the potential impact on the building of the redevelopment of the School 1284697 [PDF, 307 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 11 MB]

17 May 2022 Maths curriculum update

Maths curriculum update1284360 [PDF, 590 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 1.7 MB]

16 May 2022 Early Literacy Project 

Early Literacy Project 1284915 [PDF, 898 KB]

9 May 2022 Parents’ ability to opt their child out of being taught sexuality education

Parents’ ability to opt their child out of being taught sexuality education 1285929 [PDF, 310 KB]

22 April 2022 A copy of all reports and reviews concerning the residential special schools

All reports and reviews concerning the Residential Specialist Schools 1284544 [PDF, 181 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 665 KB]

22 April 2022 All briefing notes, education reports, and memos, or anything constituting advice, produced by the Ministry of Education in relation to the RSS pathway

All advice produced by the Ministry concerning Residential Specialist Schools 1284248 [PDF, 168 KB]

8 April 2022 Statistics on children from a refugee background (Quota, Family Reunification, Convention Refugees) in NZ Schools 

Statistics on children from a refugee background (Quota, Family Reunification, Convention Refugees) in NZ Schools 1283569 [PDF, 443 KB]

6 April 2022 Aotearoa New Zealand's histories curriculum content relating to Destiny Church 

Aotearoa New Zealand's histories curriculum content relating to Destiny Church 1284422 [PDF, 214 KB]

6 April 2022 Ministry expenditure relating to catering, cars, petrol, Fleetwise, travel, taxis and accommodation

Ministry expenditure relating to catering, cars, petrol, Fleetwise, travel, taxis and accommodation 1283627 [PDF, 191 KB]

5 April 2022 Number of Physical Restraints incidents over the past seven years at all schools

Number of Physical Restraints incidents over the past seven years at all schools 1281819 [PDF, 460 KB]

4 April 2022 New staff hired by the Ministry

 

New staff hired by the Ministry 1282051 [PDF, 430 KB]

30 March 2022 Copy of all information and communication concerning COVID-19 provided to Wairarapa based high schools between 11/02/2022 and 17/02/2022

Information and Communication to Wairarapa Schools 1281912 [PDF, 200 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 2.8 MB]

29 March 2022 COVID Case notification guidance under Phase 3 COVID Case notification guidance under Phase 3 1282743 [PDF, 286 KB]
29 March 2022 Survey data regarding the draft Aotearoa New Zealand's histories content in The New Zealand Curriculum

 

Survey data regarding the draft Aotearoa New Zealand's histories content in The New Zealand Curriculum 1272630 [PDF, 158 KB]

Appendix A [XLSX, 62 KB]

28 March 2022 Otago Boys High School 'Shand' Project Otago Boys High School 'Shand' Project 1283572 [PDF, 234 KB]
25 March 2022 College Park, Blenheim

 

College Park, Blenheim 1282546 [PDF, 395 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 2.5 MB]

23 March 2022 Incredible Years initiative

 

Incredible Years initiative 1282267   [PDF, 927 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Appendix B  [PDF, 2.9 MB]

21 March 2022 New Zealand’s students’ performance in international tests/snapshots and any comparisons with performances in domestic tests/snapshots

 

Response Part One 1280154 [PDF, 234 KB]

Response Part Two [PDF, 233 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 6.8 MB]

Appendix B [PDF, 8 MB]

Appendix C [PDF, 16 MB]

Appendix D [PDF, 1.5 MB]

15 March 2022 Statistics about psychologists and waitlist data Statistics about psychologists and waitlist data 1280582 [PDF, 539 KB]
9 March 2022 Home schooling data Home schooling data 1281950 & 1282369 [PDF, 260 KB]
8 March 2022 Change of rates teacher aides

Change of rates teacher aides 1281237 [PDF, 245 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 712 KB]

8 March 2022 Follow up to OIA 1272630 - electronic copies of all submissions (488); and feedback from schools that use the NZ curriculum (354 responses) Follow up OIA 1272630 - electronic copies of all submissions (488); and feedback from schools that use the NZ curriculum (354 responses) 1281902 [PDF, 182 KB]
7 March 2022 Taihape College school farm 

 

Taihape College school farm 1281874 [PDF, 331 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 577 KB]

7 March 2022 Intervention at Te Aroha College Intervention at Te Aroha College 1280032 [PDF, 4.7 MB]
3 March 2022 Annual operations grants to run the swimming curriculum Annual operations grants to run the swimming curriculum 1280298 [PDF, 970 KB]
1 March 2022 Ventilation in Schools

 

Ventilation in Schools 1280211 [PDF, 577 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 7.7 MB]

Appendix B [PDF, 2.6 MB]

1 March 2022 Masks at outdoor events etc Masks at outdoor events etc 1281080 & 1281088 [PDF, 190 KB]
1 March 2022 Evidence for mask use Evidence for mask use 1281031, 1281088, 1281080, 1281111, 1280957, and 12809522 [PDF, 243 KB]
28 February 2022 All analyses, assessments, evaluations, reports, advice, recommendations or any other such similar documents/information (in their final format) MOE has produced or received regarding Assessment Tools All analyses, assessments, evaluations, reports, advice, recommendations or any other such similar documents/information (in their final format) MOE has produced or received regarding Assessment Tools 1280159/1280162/1280171 [PDF, 249 KB]
28 February 2022 Providers reimbursing the Ministry

 

Providers reimbursing the Ministry [PDF, 286 KB]

Appendix A [XLSX, 51 KB]

Appendix B [XLSX, 26 KB]

25 February 2022 Formal advice in relation to the implementation of giving equal status to mātauranga Māori in NCEA in the last 12 months (5 January 2021 -22)

 

Formal advice in relation to the implementation of giving equal status to mātauranga Māori in NCEA in the last 12 months (5 January 2021 -22) 1279990 [PDF, 522 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 5.2 MB]

25 February 2022 Ministry review into the Villa Education Trust

 

Ministry review into the Villa Education Trust 1280082 [PDF, 226 KB]

Document 1 [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Document 2 [PDF, 1005 KB]

23 February 2022 Budget for Christchurch Boys High School Budget for Christchurch Boys High School 1280524 [PDF, 181 KB]
21 February 2022 Ventilation in Schools Ventilation in Schools 1280481 [PDF, 187 KB]
21 February 2022 Complaints, investigations, and funding information relating to the Kauri Centre in Hamilton Complaints, investigations, and funding information relating to the Kauri Centre in Hamilton 1279727 [PDF, 190 KB]
17 February 2022 Teacher Vaccine Mandate Shortfall and Reporting Regarding the Vaccine Mandate Teacher Vaccine Mandate Shortfall and Reporting Regarding the Vaccine Mandate 1280362 [PDF, 197 KB]
16 February 2022 Teacher Aide Funding and Contributions over past give years  Teacher Aide Funding and Contributions over past give years 1279229 [PDF, 69 KB]
14 February 2022 Principal Data

 

Principal Data 1280345 [PDF, 223 KB]

Appendix A [XLSX, 676 KB]

14 February 2022 ECE Licenses

 

ECE Licenses 1280616 [PDF, 242 KB]

Appendix A [XLSX, 29 KB]

14 February 2022 Any information (papers, briefings, aides memoire or notes) your department has provided to Ministers since 1 June 2021 relating to Te Hurihanganui Any information (papers, briefings, aides memoire or notes) your department has provided to Ministers since 1 June 2021 relating to Te Hurihanganui 1280118 [PDF, 166 KB]
14 February 2022 Information provided to Ministers since 1 June 2021 relating to the Aotearoa New Zealand's histories draft curriculum

 

Information provided to Ministers since 1 June 2021 relating to the Aotearoa New Zealand's histories draft curriculum 1280110 [PDF, 180 KB]

Appendix A  [PDF, 988 KB]

Appendix B [PDF, 688 KB]

11 February 2022 Conflicts of interest regarding the Ka Ora, Ka Ako | Healthy School Lunches programme Conflicts of interest regarding the Ka Ora, Ka Ako | Healthy School Lunches programme 1280090 [PDF, 196 KB]
11 February 2022 Any information (papers, briefings, aides memoire or notes) your department has provided to Ministers since 1 June 2021 relating to Ka Ora Ka Ako Any information (papers, briefings, aides memoire or notes) your department has provided to Ministers since 1 June 2021 relating to Ka Ora Ka Ako 1280113 [PDF, 171 KB]
11 February 2022 Copy of 2005 Report of the scholarship reference group

 

Copy of 2005 Report of the scholarship reference group 1280226 [PDF, 173 KB]

Appendix A  [PDF, 6.2 MB]

10 February 2022 Advice surrounding the Royal Society report on mathematics and statistics

 

Advice surrounding the Royal Society report on mathematics and statistics 1279070 [PDF, 384 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 8 MB]

4 February 2022 Full version of the final supplementary report used to inform the refresh of the mathematics and statistics area of The New Zealand Curriculum Full version of the final supplementary report used to inform the refresh of the mathematics and statistics area of The New Zealand Curriculum 1277736 [PDF, 3.1 MB]
3 February 2022 Requesting information regarding the closure of Te kainga whaiora Children’s health camp school (2565) in 2010 and any knowledge of abuse onsite

 

Requesting information regarding the closure of Te kainga whaiora Children’s health camp school (2565) in 2010 and any knowledge of abuse onsite 1279612 [PDF, 203 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 9.3 MB]

1 February 2022 Decile Rating of Timaru South School Decile Rating of Timaru South School 1280833 [PDF, 228 KB]
1 February 2022 List of schools undergoing work List of schools undergoing work  1280876 [PDF, 217 KB]
31 January 2022 Māori Medium Education advice

 

Māori Medium Education Advice 1278387 [PDF, 263 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 2.1 MB]

26 January 2022 Copy of what was submitted to the Minister by the Ministry about Kerikeri Primary School's recapitation application and the details provided of the recapitation process that is followed by the Ministry of Education for schools wishing to recapitate

 

Copy of what was submitted to the Minister by the Ministry about Kerikeri Primary School's recapitation application and the details provided of the recapitation process that is followed by the Ministry of Education for schools wishing to recapitate 1279662 [PDF, 47 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 862 KB]

Appendix B [PDF, 753 KB]

20 January 2022 All correspondence recieved between the Ministry, Heritage NZ and Arthur Street School regarding the Infant Building

All correspondence recieved between the Ministry, Heritage NZ and Arthur Street School regarding the Infant Building 1278352 [PDF, 204 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 1.1 MB]

20 January 2022 All documents, reports, evaluations, reviews relating to Residential Specialist Schools

All documents, reports, evaluations, reviews relating to Residential Specialist Schools  [PDF, 235 KB]1277376 [PDF, 235 KB]

Appendix A [PDF, 2.5 MB]

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