Curriculum and performance

Heading: inserted, on 19 May 2017, by section 40 of the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 20).

60A Curriculum statements and national performance measures

(1)

The Minister may from time to time, by notice in the Gazette, publish (in their entirety, or by way of a general description and an indication of where the full text can be obtained) all or any of the following:

(a)

national education goals, which are—

(i)

statements of desirable achievements by the school system, or by an element of the school system; and

(ii)

statements of government policy objectives for the school system:

(aa)

foundation curriculum policy statements, which are statements of policy concerning teaching, learning, and assessment that are made for the purposes of underpinning and giving direction to—

(i)

the way in which curriculum and assessment responsibilities are to be managed in schools:

(ii)

national curriculum statements and locally developed curriculum:

(b)

national curriculum statements, which are statements of—

(i)

the areas of knowledge and understanding to be covered by students; and

(ii)

the skills to be developed by students; and

(iii)

desirable levels of knowledge, understanding, and skill, to be achieved by students,—

during the years of schooling:

(ba)
[Repealed]

(c)

national administration guidelines, which are guidelines relating to school administration and which may (without limitation)—

(i)

set out statements of desirable codes or principles of conduct or administration for specified kinds or descriptions of person or body, including guidelines for the purpose of section 61:

(ii)

set out requirements relating to planning and reporting including—

(A)

scope and content areas, where appropriate:

(B)

the timeframe for the annual update of the school charter:

(C)

broad requirements relating to schools’ consultation with parents, staff, school proprietors (in the case of integrated schools) and school communities, and the broad requirements to ensure that boards take all reasonable steps to discover and consider the views and concerns of Maori communities living in the geographical area the school serves, in the development of a school charter:

(D)

variations from the framework for school planning and reporting for certain schools or classes of schools, based on school performance:

(iii)

communicate the Government’s policy objectives:

(iv)

set out transitional provisions for the purposes of national administration guidelines.

(2)

Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), a notice relating to a national curriculum statement may—

(a)

specify different commencement dates for different provisions or different purposes, which dates may differ according to the class or designation of a school, the group or year level of students attending a school, or any combination of such classes, designations, groups, or levels:

(b)

specify a transitional period during which a board may elect to comply with an existing curriculum statement or the new curriculum statement, and specify a date on which a board must begin complying with the new curriculum statement.

(c)
[Repealed]

Section 60A: inserted, on 1 January 1992, by section 9(1) of the Education Amendment Act (No 4) 1991 (1991 No 136).

Section 60A heading: replaced, on 19 May 2017, by section 41(1) of the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 20).

Section 60A(1): amended, on 25 June 1993, by section 7 of the Education Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 51).

Section 60A(1)(a): replaced, on 25 October 2001, by section 12(1) of the Education Standards Act 2001 (2001 No 88).

Section 60A(1)(aa): inserted, on 19 December 1998, by section 19(1) of the Education Amendment Act (No 2) 1998 (1998 No 118).

Section 60A(1)(b): amended, on 19 May 2017, by section 41(3) of the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 20).

Section 60A(1)(b): amended, on 19 May 2017, by section 41(4) of the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 20).

Section 60A(1)(ba): repealed, on 24 October 2018, by section 4 of the Education Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 40).

Section 60A(1)(c): replaced, on 25 October 2001, by section 12(2) of the Education Standards Act 2001 (2001 No 88).

Section 60A(1)(c)(i): amended, on 25 October 2001, by section 82(1) of the Education Standards Act 2001 (2001 No 88).

Section 60A(2): inserted, on 19 December 1998, by section 19(2) of the Education Amendment Act (No 2) 1998 (1998 No 118).

Section 60A(2)(c): repealed, on 19 May 2017, by section 41(6) of the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 20).