Supplementary Order Paper No 119

No 119

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Education Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Simeon Brown, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 2

In clause 2, replace “the day after the date of Royal assent” (page 2, lines 5 and 6) with 1 August 2020.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Education Amendment Bill. The change in policy regarding partnership schools kura hourua is a significant shift in educational provision for many New Zealand students who struggle most in a conventional system. Having this Act commence on 1 August 2020 is the minimal amount of time for the Ministry of Education and the partnership schools kura hourua to transition. This period of time is necessary to ensure that the care and services that are being provided to children currently in these schools are not diminished, and that necessary and appropriate facilities and systems are developed for this transition.