Part 3 Enrolment and attendance of students

20 New Zealand citizens and residents between 6 and 16 must be enrolled at registered school

(1)

Every person who is a New Zealand citizen or resident must, during the period beginning on the person’s sixth birthday and ending on the person’s 16th birthday, be enrolled at a registered school.

(2)

Before a child’s seventh birthday, the child is not required to be enrolled at any school more than 3 kilometres walking distance from the child’s residence.

(3)

Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to international students.

(4)

This section is subject to anything else in this Act.

Section 20: replaced, on 14 May 2019, by section 25 of the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 20).