Education (National Education and Learning Priorities) Amendment Act 2018

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Education (National Education and Learning Priorities) Amendment Act 2018

Public Act
 
2018 No 43
Date of assent
 
6 November 2018
Commencement
 
see section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Education (National Education and Learning Priorities) Amendment Act 2018.

2 Commencement

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

3 Principal Act

This Act amends the Education Act 1989 (the principal Act).

4 Section 1A amended (Minister may issue statement of National Education and Learning Priorities)

(1)

In section 1A(1), after “sectors.”, insert “The notice may contain the statement in full or describe the statement in general terms and indicate where the full text can be obtained.”

(3)

In section 1A(4), after “must”, insert “comply with subsection (4A) and”.

(4)

After section 1A(4), insert:

(4A)

The Minister must make reasonable efforts to consult—

(a)

children and young people; and

(b)

national bodies representing the interests of teachers; and

(c)

national bodies representing the interests of principals; and

(d)

national bodies representing the interests of governing bodies of schools; and

(e)

national bodies representing the interests of early childhood services; and

(f)

national bodies representing the interests of parents; and

(g)

national bodies representing the interests of the disability community; and

(h)

national bodies representing the interests of support staff in schools and early childhood services; and

(i)

national bodies representing the interests of Māori education organisations; and

(j)

national bodies representing the interests of Pacific education organisations; and

(k)

national bodies representing the interests of proprietors of State integrated schools; and

(l)

national bodies with a particular role in respect of the character of designated character schools.

(5)

In section 1A(5)(a), replace “subsection (4)” with “subsections (4) and (4A)”.

(6)

After section 1A(5), insert:

(5A)

A minor change under subsection (5) is limited to a technical, short, and uncontroversial amendment that does not change or extend the policy of the statement of National Education and Learning Priorities.

Legislative history

13 December 2017

Introduction (Bill 8–1)

21 February 2018

First reading and referral to Education and Workforce Committee

21 August 2018

Reported from Education and Workforce Committee (Bill 8–2)

19 September 2018

Second reading

17 October 2018

Committee of the whole House

31 October 2018

Third reading

6 November 2018

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Education.