The Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce was appointed by the Minister of Education Hon Chris Hipkins, in April 2018, to carry out this review and establish whether there was a case for change.

The primary purpose of the Review was to consider the ability of the current governance, management and administration of the compulsory schooling system to respond to education needs in the future, and to achieve equity and excellence for all children and young people.

The Taskforce’s proposals cover a wide range of policy and structural changes to the compulsory schooling system. The proposals will, if adopted, create significant shifts again for our education system. The review forms part of the Education Work Programme. Any final decisions will need to complement the Programme’s other streams of work

During this period, it will be business as usual. Parents, schools and students can be assured that the Ministry of Education, and other government education agencies will continue to provide the supports that they, and their communities, need.

You can read all report here.

The Independent Taskforce will be holding nationwide public consultation meetings from 14 February – 27 March. 

Feel free to go along to one of the Public Consultation Meetings happening in Canterbury.

Christchurch: Thursday 21 February, 4-6pm at Addington Raceway & Events Centre: Register here

Christchurch: Thursday 21 February, 7-9pm at Addington Raceway & Events Centre: Register here

By Mike Molloy