Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975

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Reprint as at 8 July 2000

Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975

Public Act1975 No 129
Date of assent10 October 1975
Commencementsee section 1(2)


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Education.



1 Short Title and commencement

2 Interpretation

2A Act to bind Crown

Part 1
Conditional integration

3 Preservation of special character of an integrated school

4 Integrated schools subject to certain enactments

Part 2
Procedure for establishing, disestablishing, and closing integrated schools

5 Application to negotiate integration

6 Applications relating to proposed schools

6A Negotiation of agreement

7 Integration agreement

8 Effective date of integration agreement

9 Variations from standard patterns of organisation

10 Notification of integration agreement

11 Cancellation of integration agreement

11A Cancellation by Minister

11B Cancellation by proprietors

11C Cancellation by agreement between parties

12 Closure of integrated school

13 Cancellation of integration agreement by proprietors [Repealed]

14 Rights of appointment

15 Notification of cancellation or of closing of school

16 Disposal of assets on cancellation of integration agreement or closing of school

17 Restriction on cancellation of integration agreement or closure of school

18 Compensation

Part 3
Central administration

19 Administration of integrated schools

20 Integration Standing Committee [Repealed]

21 Tenure of office of members of Integration Standing Committee [Repealed]

22 Meetings of Integration Standing Committee [Repealed]

23 Fees and travelling allowances [Repealed]

24 Functions and powers of Integration Standing Committee [Repealed]

Part 4
Administration of integrated schools

25 Control and management

26 School committees [Repealed]

27 School districts [Repealed]

28 Constitution of education boards [Repealed]

Part 5
Provisions relating to the enrolment, conditions of attendance, and instruction of pupils at an integrated school

29 Preference of enrolment

30 Participation in school programme

31 Instruction of pupils

32 Religious observances and religious instruction

33 Integrated schools as contributing schools

34 School transport assistance

35 Free education

36 Attendance dues

37 Financial contributions

38 Fund raising

39 Use of school office

Part 6
Proprietors of an integrated school

40 Powers and responsibilities of proprietors

40A Leases of land

41 Rights of proprietors in relation to special character of school [Repealed]

42 Assistance to proprietors

43 Accommodation of pupils

44 Proprietors unable to meet obligations

Part 7
Enrolment review committees for integrated schools

45 Primary Enrolment Review Committee [Repealed]

46 Secondary Enrolment Review Committee [Repealed]

47 Member to represent integrated school [Repealed]

48 Appointments in absence of nomination [Repealed]

49 Deputies of members [Repealed]

50 Tenure of office and procedure [Repealed]

51 Fees and allowances [Repealed]

52 Referral of difficulties to Secondary Enrolment Review Committee [Repealed]

53 Functions of Secondary Enrolment Review Committee [Repealed]

54 Referral of difficulties to Primary Enrolment Review Committee [Repealed]

55 Functions of Primary Enrolment Review Committee [Repealed]

56 Criteria for resolving difficulties [Repealed]

57 Decisions on enrolment [Repealed]

Part 8
Training, appointment, and employment of teachers

Colleges of education

58 Integration in relation to State colleges of education

59 Private colleges of education

60 Bonds for entry to teaching

Appointment of primary teachers

61 Role of District Appointments Committee [Repealed]

62 Special considerations affecting transfer of teachers in integrated schools

Appointment of secondary teachers

63 Requirements in respect of appointments

Transfer of teachers in integrated schools

64 Transfer of teachers

Appointments to special positions relating to character of school

65 Religious instruction

66 Other special positions

67 Selection for appointment

68 Requirements in respect of appointments

General provisions regarding appointment of teachers

69 Employment for special purposes

70 Loss of protection of salary and status as a teacher

Part 9
Transitional provisions

71 Appointment of teachers on integration

72 Other employees

73 No compensation for determination of employment

74 Protection of teachers

75 Security of tenure of teachers

76 Certification, assessment, and classification of teachers in integrated schools

77 Retirement of teachers in integrated schools [Repealed]

Part 10
General provisions

78 Grants in aid to cease

79 Teacher's housing

80 Relationship between this Act and other enactments

81 Existing integration agreements

82 Regulations

83 Consequential amendments

Reprint notes

An Act to make provision for the conditional and voluntary integration of private schools into the State system of education in New Zealand on a basis which will preserve and safeguard the special character of the education provided by them