Education Amendment Act 2006

38 New section 154A inserted
  • The following section is inserted after section 154:

    154A Minister may redesignate, or remove designation from, schools
    • (1) The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, and after consultation with the Board of the affected school, do any of the following:

      • (a) designate a state school that is not a Kura Kaupapa Maori or a designated character school as a Kura Kaupapa Maori or a designated character school:

      • (b) remove the designation of a Kura Kaupapa Maori and redesignate it as a designated character school:

      • (c) remove the designation of a designated character school and redesignate it as a Kura Kaupapa Maori:

      • (d) remove the designation of a Kura Kaupapa Maori or a designated character school while keeping the school established as a state school.

      (2) The designation or removal of designation of a school under this section takes effect on the date specified in the notice under subsection (1) and, on and from that date,—

      • (a) section 155 applies to a school that is designated as a Kura Kaupapa Maori; and

      • (b) section 156 applies to a school that is designated as a designated character school; and

      • (c) section 155 ceases to apply to a school that has its designation as a Kura Kaupapa Maori removed; and

      • (d) section 156 ceases to apply to a school that has its designation as a designated character school removed.

      (3) The notice under subsection (1) may prescribe a new name for the redesignated school.

      (4) Section 155 applies in respect of a school that is, or is to be, redesignated as a Kura Kaupapa Maori in the same way as it would apply if the school were being established as a Kura Kaupapa Maori.

      (5) No school may have its designation as a Kura Kaupapa Maori removed unless the Minister has first consulted with te kaitiaki o Te Aho Matua (as identified under section 155B).

      (6) No state school may be designated as a Kura Kaupapa Maori unless the Minister 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).

      (7) Section 156 applies in respect of a school that is, or is to be, redesignated as a designated character school in the same way as it would apply if the school were being established as a designated character school.