Education Act 1989

  • repealed
  • Education Act 1989: repealed, on 1 August 2020, by section 669(3)(b) of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).
181 Duties of councils


It is the duty of the council of an institution, in the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers,—


to strive to ensure that the institution attains the highest standards of excellence in education, training, and research:


to acknowledge the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi:


to encourage the greatest possible participation by the communities served by the institution so as to maximise the educational potential of all members of those communities with particular emphasis on those groups in those communities that are under-represented among the students of the institution:


to ensure that the institution does not discriminate unfairly against any person:


to ensure that the institution operates in a financially responsible manner that ensures the efficient use of resources and maintains the institution’s long-term viability:


to ensure that proper standards of integrity, conduct, and concern for—


the public interest; and


the well-being of students attending the institution—

are maintained.


In addition, NZIST’s council must comply with section 97 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 in respect of its subsidiaries.

Section 181: inserted, on 1 January 1991, by section 37 of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Section 181(1)(e): replaced, on 25 October 2001, by section 46 of the Education Standards Act 2001 (2001 No 88).

Section 181(2): inserted, on 1 April 2020, by section 41 of the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 1).