Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017

  • A correction has been made to section 156(2) on 19 May 2017 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
4 New Part 1AA inserted

After section 1, insert:

Part 1AA Early childhood and compulsory education: statement of National Education and Learning Priorities

1A Minister may issue statement of National Education and Learning Priorities

(1)

The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, issue a statement of National Education and Learning Priorities for the early childhood and compulsory education sectors.

(2)

A statement issued under this section—

(a)

must be consistent with the objectives set out in subsection (3); and

(b)

may include statements of the diversity of education provision; and

(c)

must specify the date on which it comes into effect; and

(d)

remains in effect for a period of 5 years unless earlier withdrawn or replaced by notice in the Gazette; and

(e)

must be published on an Internet site maintained by the Ministry.

(3)

The objectives of the system for education and learning that is provided for in the specified Parts (that is, early childhood and compulsory education) are—

(a)

to focus on helping each child and young person to attain educational achievement to the best of his or her potential; and

(b)

to promote the development, in each child and young person, of the following abilities and attributes:

(i)

resilience, determination, confidence, and creative and critical thinking:

(ii)

good social skills and the ability to form good relationships:

(iii)

participation in community life and fulfilment of civic and social responsibilities:

(iv)

preparedness for work; and

(c)

to instil in each child and young person an appreciation of the importance of the following:

(i)

the inclusion within society of different groups and persons with different personal characteristics:

(ii)

the diversity of society:

(iii)

cultural knowledge, identity, and the different official languages:

(iv)

the Treaty of Waitangi and te reo Māori.

(4)

Before issuing a statement under this section, the Minister must consult with those stakeholders in the early childhood and compulsory education sectors that he or she considers ought to be consulted.

(5)

Minor changes to a statement issued under this section—

(a)

may be made without fulfilling the consultation requirements in subsection (4); and

(b)

do not, for the purposes of subsection (2)(d), constitute a withdrawal or replacement of the statement being changed.

(6)

A statement issued under this section is neither a legislative instrument nor a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012, and does not have to be presented to the House of Representatives under section 41 of that Act.

(7)

Except as provided in subsection (2)(a), the objectives in subsection (3) do not affect or limit the way in which any person is required to exercise a power or perform a function under a specified Part.

(8)

In this section, specified Parts means this Part, Parts 2 to 3A, Parts 7 to 9, Parts 11 to 12A, Part 26, and Part 33.