Education (National Standards) Amendment Act 2008


Education (National Standards) Amendment Act 2008

Public Act2008 No 108
Date of assent16 December 2008
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Education (National Standards) Amendment Act 2008.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act amended

Part 1
School enrolment and attendance

4 Penalty for failure to enrol
  • Section 24(1) is amended by omitting $1,000 and substituting $3,000.

5 Penalty for irregular attendance
  • (1) Section 29(1) is amended by omitting $15 and substituting $30.

    (2) Section 29(2) is amended by—

    • (a) omitting $150 and substituting $300; and

    • (b) omitting $400 and substituting $3,000.

6 Ensuring attendance of students
  • Section 31(7) is amended by omitting or any person appointed by a board and substituting the Secretary, or any person appointed by a board or the Secretary.

Part 2
Literacy and numeracy standards

7 Interpretation
  • The definition of national education guidelines in section 60 is amended by inserting national standards, after national curriculum statements,.

8 National education guidelines
  • Section 60A(1) is amended by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (b):

    • (ba) national standards, which are standards, in regard to matters such as literacy and numeracy, that are applicable to all students of a particular age or in a particular year of schooling:.

9 School charter
  • Section 61(4)(a) is amended by adding , including the assessment of students against any national standard published under section 60A(1)(ba).

Legislative history

9 December 2008Introduction (Bill 7–1)
9 December 2008First reading
9 December 2008Second reading
9 December 2008Reported from committee of the whole House
9 December 2008Third reading
16 December 2008Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Education.