This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force, on 1 September 2004, sections 29, 32, 35, and 36 of the Education Standards Act 2001, and sections 139AK to 139AZC of the Education Act 1989 (the principal Act).
Sections 29, 32, 35, and 36 of the Education Standards Act 2001 are the last provisions of that Act to be brought into force. Section 29 repeals section 129 of the principal Act and substitutes a new section 129 relating to deregistration of teachers. Section 32 repeals section 130G of the principal Act relating to cancellations of authorisations. Sections 35 and 36 repeal sections 138, 138A, and 138B of the principal Act relating to deregistration and mandatory reporting.
Sections 139AK to 139AZC of the principal Act were inserted by section 37 of the Education Standards Act 2001. Sections 139AK to 139AP set out the functions and powers of the New Zealand Teachers Council in relation to mandatory reporting. Sections 139AQ to 139AZB relate to teacher discipline. Section 139AZC relates to complaints about teacher competence.
The commencement date of 1 September 2004 is the same date as the date the rules made by the New Zealand Teachers Council under section 139AJ(1)(b) to (e) of the principal Act come into force. These rules set out the criteria and requirements for making reports and complaints about teacher competence and conduct, and the procedures to be followed by the New Zealand Teachers Council in dealing with those reports and complaints.