156AA Process for establishing designated character schools

(1)

The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette when establishing a State school, designate the school as a designated character school (see section 156) and (if applicable) also designate a school as a Kura Kaupapa Māori (see section 155).

(2)

Before doing so, the Minister must be satisfied of the matters in section 156(4) and have undertaken consultation under section 156(5) (as relevant in each case).

(3)

The notice establishing a designated character school must,—

(a)

for a Kura Kaupapa Māori,—

(i)

specify the name of the school, which must at all times begin with the words “Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o”; and

(ii)

state that the school will operate in accordance with Te Aho Matua; and

(iii)

summarise any other special characteristics of the school:

(b)

for any other type of designated character school, describe the different character of the school (as defined in section 156(4)(b)):

(c)

for any designated character school, state the constitution of the school’s board.

(3A)

The notice establishing a designated character school that is not a Kura Kaupapa Māori may also name a body that has a special affiliation with the school or has responsibility for the different character of the school.

(4)

The Minister may from time to time, after consultation with the board of a designated character school, by notice in the Gazette,—

(a)

for a Kura Kaupapa Māori,—

(i)

amend the name of the school (but not so as to omit the words “Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o”):

(ii)

amend the summary of special characteristics of the school:

(b)

for any other type of designated character school,—

(i)

amend the description of the different character of the school:

(ii)

name a body that has a special affiliation with the school or has responsibility for the different character of the school:

(c)

for any designated character school, amend the statement of the constitution of the board.

(5)

The Minister must consult any body named under subsection (3A) or (4)(b)(ii) before amending the description of the school’s different character.

Section 156AA: inserted, on 19 May 2017, by section 115 of the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 20).

Section 156AA(3A): inserted, on 24 October 2018, by section 10(1) of the Education Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 40).

Section 156AA(4)(b): replaced, on 24 October 2018, by section 10(2) of the Education Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 40).

Section 156AA(5): inserted, on 24 October 2018, by section 10(3) of the Education Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 40).