Supporting transitions

Information in this section will help schools support students who are entering, returning to or leaving the New Zealand school system.

Level of compliance Main audience Other


  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • Parents, Caregivers, and Whānau
  • Boards
  • Service Academies


Education service for youth courts

Help returning young people to education from the justice system

Home education

National Transition Guidelines for students with additional learning needs

International student visitors

Refugee background students

Trades Academies

Vocational Pathways — Youth Guarantee website(external link)

Early leaving exemption (EXL)

Education to employment

Services Academies(external link)

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