(1) When establishing a State school the Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, designate the school under this section.
(2) The Minister has absolute discretion to refuse to establish a school under this section.
(3) The Minister may not establish a school under this section unless satisfied that—
(a) the parents of at least 21 people who would, if the school were established, be entitled to free enrolment there, want there to be established a school—
(3A) The Minister may not establish a State school as a Kura Kaupapa Maori unless he or she has first consulted with te kaitiaki o Te Aho Matua on the ability of the school to operate in accordance with Te Aho Matua (as defined in section 155A).
(4) A notice under subsection (1) must—
(5) After consultation with the board, the Minister may from time to time, by notice in the Gazette, amend the name of the school (but not so as to omit the words
“Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o”), its special characteristics, or the constitution of the board.
(6) Unless specifically provided otherwise, this Act and the Education Act 1964 apply to every school established under this section as if it were not so established.
(7) The board of a school established under this section must ensure that—
(8) The board may refuse to enrol any person whose parents do not accept that the school operates in accordance with Te Aho Matua.
(9) A school established under this section may have an enrolment scheme, but—
Section 155: substituted, on 17 July 1999, by section 2 of the Education (Te Aho Matua) Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 79).
Section 155(3A): inserted, on 17 May 2006, by section 39 of the Education Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 19).