Kia ora koutou,
In early 2018, the Government, educators and New Zealanders, started to talk in detail about what New Zealand needs from education now and into the future and how to make this happen. This Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga has included two major education summits. A wide range of stakeholders have contributed through hundreds of open meetings, wānanga, fono, and design events.
This discussion document outlines the long term vision, objectives and actions that have resulted from the conversation with New Zealanders. These are the starting point for the proposed Statement of National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP) The NELP translates the vision and objectives for education into a set of actionable priorities for places of learning for early childhood and schooling. They signal Government’s priorities in ways that are tailored to each setting so that places of learning can see what they are being asked to focus on. The NELP is a statutory document that education agencies and places of learning need to either give effect or give regard to under the Education Act.
The NELP will influence what places of learning attend to over the next five years. This is why hearing your views on the discussion document matters. Consultation on the NELP closes on the 25th of November. I have included links to a fact sheet explaining the purpose behind the NELP, a summary of the NELP in English and TeReo and links to the MOE website where you can see links to the full discussion document and how to give your feedback.