Education Act 1989

Before its repeal, this Act was administered by: Ministry of Education
  • repealed
  • Education Act 1989: repealed, on 1 August 2020, by section 669(3)(b) of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).
24 Penalty for failure to enrol


Where the parent of a person required by this Act to be enrolled at a registered school fails or refuses to ensure that the person is enrolled at a registered school, the parent commits an offence, and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $3,000.


The payment of a fine in respect of a conviction for an offence against subsection (1) is not a bar to proceedings for a further such offence.

Compare: 1964 No 135 s 116

Section 24(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 24(1): amended, on 17 December 2008, by section 4 of the Education (National Standards) Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 108).