Responses to Official Information Act requests 2020

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 for 2020

The following documents are listed in latest release date order.

Response date Details of the request Download/View
22 December 2020 Funding streams

Funding streams 1243791  [PDF, 1.3 MB]
Appendix A [PDF, 42 KB]
Appendix B [XLSX, 98 KB]

18 December 2020 Using te reo, and BLM

Using te reo, and BLM 1245490 [PDF, 794 KB]
Appendix A [PDF, 919 KB]

18 December 2020 School lunches

School lunches 1243069 [PDF, 1.4 MB]
Appendix A Part 1 [PDF, 7.5 MB]
Appendix A Part 2 [PDF, 8.5 MB]

15 December 2020 Nelson College for Girls

Nelson College for Girls 1245662 [PDF, 616 KB]

11 December 2020 Meshblocks

Meshblocks 1245275 [PDF, 1.5 MB]

9 December 2020 Tai Wānanga

Tai Wānanga 1242551 [PDF, 372 KB]
Appendix A and Documents [PDF, 7.4 MB]

24 November 2020 Leaky schools legal costs

Leaky schools legal costs 1243050 [PDF, 1.9 MB]
Appendix A
[XLSX, 45 KB]
Follow up response [PDF, 93 KB] 

19 November 2020 Best Start Educare Best Start Educare 1241997 [PDF, 26 MB]

12 November 2020 ECE funding handbook

ECE funding handbook 1242180 [PDF, 226 KB]
Documents [PDF, 5.1 MB]

9 November 2020 Early Childhood Centre pay Early Childhood Centre pay 1243370 [PDF, 440 KB]
5 November 2020 Rebuild at Christchurch Girls High School Rebuild at Christchurch Girls High School 1242871 [PDF, 880 KB]
4 November 2020 ECE budget and policy documents ECE budget and policy documents 1240665 [PDF, 7.5 MB]
20 October 2020 Suspensions, exclusions, and expulsions Suspensions, exclusions, and expulsions 1242338 [PDF, 756 KB] 
Appendix A [PDF, 652 KB]
9 October 2020 Relocatable buildings and overutilisation Relocatable buildings and overutilisation 1239129 [PDF, 419 KB]
5 October 2020 Enhanced induction and mentoring programme Enhanced induction and mentoring programme 1240695 [PDF, 226 KB]
23 September 2020 Subject expert groups Subject expert groups 1239845 [PDF, 214 KB]
Terms of reference [PDF, 759 KB]
10 September 2020 Deaf education Deaf education 1236378 [PDF, 1.2 MB]
10 September 2020 Ministry contracts with NZCER Ministry contracts with NZCER 1236558 [PDF, 630 KB]
Appendix A [PDF, 649 KB]
9 September 2020 NCEA panel biographies NCEA panel biographies 1238801 [PDF, 1.2 MB]
Appendix A [PDF, 2.1 MB]
3 September 2020 5 Year Agreement 5 Year Agreement 1237340 [PDF, 589 KB]
3 September 2020 Autism Spectrum Disorder  Autism Spectrum Disorder 1237226 [PDF, 1.7 MB]
1 September 2020 Student Horizons Ltd Student Horizons Ltd 1235204 [PDF, 964 KB]
Appendix A [PDF, 6.4 MB]
31 August 2020 NCEA Level One subject list NCEA Level One subject list 1235798 [PDF, 11 MB]
28 August 2020 COVID-19 Wellbeing funds COVID-19 Wellbeing fund 1237566 [PDF, 4.1 MB]
26 August 2020 Mt Hobson Middle School Mt Hobson Middle School 1235449 [PDF, 473 KB]
Report [PDF, 910 KB]
24 August 2020 Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder 1236274 [PDF, 1.4 MB]
21 August 2020 Ministry expenses during lockdown Ministry expenses during lockdown 1234451
[PDF, 310 KB]
Appendix A [PDF, 3.7 MB]
21 August 2020 Prefab buildings  Prefab buildings 1236997 [PDF, 205 KB]
17 August 2020 Students remaining at single school Students remaining at single school 1235721
[PDF, 174 KB]
Appendix A [XLSX, 682 KB]
17 August 2020 Staff turnover in primary schools Staff turnover in primary schools 1233131 [PDF, 415 KB]
14 August 2020 Greenhouse gas emissions  Greenhouse gas emissions 1234714 [PDF, 572 KB]
13 August 2020 Deaf Aotearoa First Signs contract Deaf Aotearoa First Signs contract 1233727 [PDF, 3.2 MB]
5 August 2020 Ministry property and sea level rise Ministry property and sea level rise 1234165 and 1234318 [PDF, 906 KB]
5 August 2020 11P 11P 1233094 [PDF, 1.6 MB]
30 July 2020 Kindergartens Kindergartens 1230378 [PDF, 2.2 MB]
Appendix A and B [XLSX, 51 KB]
29 July 2020 New Zealand Council for Educational Research New Zealand Council for Educational Research 1232234 [PDF, 468 KB]
28 July 2020 Student management software 1234530 Student management software [PDF, 246 KB]
Appendix A [XLSX, 90 KB]
17 July 2020 Building Improvement Programme Building Improvement Programme 1233253 [PDF, 373 KB]
15 July 2020 Provisional NCEA Level 1 subject list

Provisional NCEA Level 1 subject list 1233246 [PDF, 206 KB]

Documents [PDF, 4.9 MB]

9 July 2020 Mental Health Inquiry Mental Health Inquiry 1231466 [PDF, 255 KB]
29 June 2020 Software monitoring  Software monitoring 1230498 [PDF, 144 KB]
29 June 2020 Teacher aide pay grades Teacher aide pay grades 1231867 [PDF, 327 KB]
26 June 2020 Deaf Aotearoa Deaf Aotearoa 1230102 [PDF, 7.7 MB]
25 June 2020 Allocation of devices for distance learning Allocation of devices for distance learning 1228351 [PDF, 211 KB]
Appendix A [XLSX, 711 KB]
25 June 2020 Ministry policies Ministry policies 1230363 [PDF, 2.7 MB]
24 June 2020 Takapuna Grammar redevelopment Takapuna Grammar redevelopment 1231096 [PDF, 524 KB]
19 June 2020

Bus procurement

The Ministry of Education received a request for all information on how the Ministry designed the revised procurement approach for school bus services commencing 2022. In the interests of complete transparency, we are sharing our response and associated documentation.

In sharing this information, we would like to emphasise that the documents contained in the links provided are developmental material on topics explored for gaining ministerial agreement and any planning documents for the final two tender approach. For this reason, the documents should not be used to inform a tender response as some topics may no longer be relevant.

Bus procurement 1229242 [PDF, 21 MB]

18 June 2020 Royal Commission on Abuse in Care Royal Commission on Abuse and Care 1229774 [PDF, 838 KB]
18 June 2020 Directed enrolments  Directed enrolments 1221677 [PDF, 2.3 MB]
16 June 2020 Porse childcare Porse childcare 1226944 [PDF, 16 MB]
16 June 2020 Professional Learning and Development Professional Learning and Development 1228479 [PDF, 492 KB]
11 June 2020 Uniforms Uniforms 1228688 [PDF, 830 KB]
5 June 2020 Māori women in senior management roles Māori women in senior management roles 1226609 [PDF, 323 KB]
28 May 2020 Ministerial Advisory Groups Ministerial Advisory Groups 1226057 [PDF, 1.1 MB]
26 May 2020 Privacy and data with Google Privacy and data with Google 1224742 [PDF, 373 KB]
25 May 2020 Incredible Years Program Incredible Years Program 1225977 [PDF, 190 KB]
Appendix A [PDF, 1.3 MB]
Appendix B [XLSX, 1.5 MB]
21 May 2020 New classrooms at Arowhenua Māori School New classrooms at Arowhenua Māori School 1220140 [PDF, 4.7 MB]
11 May 2020 Ministry travel Ministry travel 1221057 [PDF, 283 KB]
6 May 2020 Professional Learning and Development Professional Learning and Development 1225237 [PDF, 421 KB]
6 May 2020 Professional Learning and Development Professional Learning and Development 1228479 [PDF, 492 KB]
6 May 2020 Te Ahu o te Reo Māori Initiative Te Ahu o te Reo Māori Initiative 1222063 [PDF, 23 MB]
16 April 2020 Studylink Studylink 1224228 [PDF, 157 KB]
15 April 2020 Ministry's response to COVID-19 Ministry's response to COVID-19 1225372 [PDF, 154 KB]
7 April 2020 Thurston Place College Thurston Place College 1223050 [PDF, 20 MB]
6 April 2020 Discrimination in schools

Discrimination in schools 1219717 [PDF, 1.1 MB]
Annex 1 [PDF, 910 KB]
Annex 2 [PDF, 6.1 MB]
Annex 3 [PDF, 1 MB]

30 March 2020 Gender breakdown of highest paid Ministry employees

Gender breakdown of highest paid Ministry employees 1222722 [PDF, 277 KB]

27 March 2020 Student discipline in secondary schools Student discipline in secondary schools 1220592 [PDF, 19 MB]
23 March 2020 School swimming pools School swimming pools 1219229 [PDF, 10 MB]
23 March 2020 School swimming pools School swimming pools 1219977 [PDF, 3.3 MB]
19 March 2020 Kōhanga reo Kōhanga reo 1218742 [PDF, 1.6 MB]
13 March 2020 Employment data for support workers Employment data for support workers 1219418 [PDF, 255 KB]
4 March 2020 Educational properties in Rotorua Educational properties in Rotorua 1219397 [PDF, 1 MB]
28 February 2020 School donations School donations 1219171 [PDF, 2.3 MB]
27 February 2020 Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder 1217376 [PDF, 289 KB]
27 February 2020 Payouts from EEL Payouts from EEL 1215463 [PDF, 1.8 MB]
26 February 2020 Manurewa West Kindergarten Manurewa West Kindergarten 1218172 [PDF, 410 KB]
21 February 2020 Teacher retention and movement Teacher retention and movement 1217658 [PDF, 631 KB]
17 February 2020 Budgets and investments for Taranaki and New Zealand in tertiary education Budgets and investments for Taranaki and New Zealand in tertiary education 1218153 [PDF, 1.4 MB]
17 February 2020 Christchurch Girls High rebuild costs Christchurch Girls High rebuild costs 1218386 [PDF, 1 MB]
17 February 2020 Physical restraints  Physical restraints 1216490 [PDF, 25 MB]
14 February 2020 Student stand-downs, suspensions, and exclusions Southland 2019 Student stand-downs, suspensions, and exclusions Southland 2019 1217456 [PDF, 1.5 MB]
12 February 2020 Physical restraints  Physical restraints 1216397 [PDF, 29 MB]
12 February 2020 Education services opens and closures Education services opens and closures 1217490
7 February 2020 Ōtorohanga College and Putaruru College Ōtorohanga College and Putaruru College 1218104 and 1218091 [PDF, 1.5 MB]
22 January 2020 Life Education 

Life Education 1217652 [PDF, 155 KB]

22 January 2020 Smashed Project

Smashed Project 1217652 [PDF, 155 KB]

15 January 2020 School funding for building, maintenance, and land upkeep

School funding for building, maintenance, and land upkeep 1217761 [PDF, 703 KB]
Appendix One [XLSX, 129 KB]
Appendix Two [XLSX, 210 KB]

15 January 2020 School donations

School donations 1213211 [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Appendix A [PDF, 1.9 MB]

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