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Updating the Education Act 1989 – have your say!


Minister of Education Hekia Parata launched a public consultation on November 2 to update the Education Act 1989. Consultation runs until December 14.

Parents and whānau play an important role in education: you make sure your children and young people are attending early learning services or school, you encourage them and take an active interest in what they are doing.

There are a number of suggested ideas for change set out in the discussion document that will interest parents and whānau. It’s important that you have a say on the things that you think will make the biggest difference in helping all children and young people achieve educational success.

There are a number of ways parents and whānau can get involved. You can have your say about the proposals at online consultation includes an introductory video from the Minister, background information, and links to discussion document, which details the proposals being consulted on.

The Ministry’s Directors of Education are running a number of consultation workshops around the country and we invite all parents and whānau to attend these. A workshop schedule can be found on the Education Act update page of the Ministry’s website.

You can email a submission, or ask questions at or you can write to: Education Act Update, Ministry of Education, PO Box 1666, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.


New Zealand Kindergartens Inc

Level 1, 32 The Terrace,
P.O. Box 3058, Wellington
Phone: 04 471-0775

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