11 April 2018
Have your say on major review of education
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern launched a “national conversation” about the future of New Zealand’s education last month – and we encourage all of you involved in international education to have your say.
There are several ways people can become involved in the Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga.
People can offer their thoughts on the future of education using the simple online public survey at https://conversation.education.govt.nz/and engage on social media using the hashtag #EdConvo18.
The Ministry of Education has been working with stakeholder groups across the sector to identify possible participants for two Education Summit events being held next month – in Christchurch on 5-6 May and Auckland on 12-13 May.
Some 3,000 nominations have been received for the total of 1,600 spaces at the events. Invitations are going out this week to people representing the full breadth of the sector and the wider community, including students.
Fiona Weightman, the Ministry’s Group Manager Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, said that not everyone who wishes to will be able to participate directly in the Summit events as numbers have to be limited due primarily to venue capacity.
“In acknowledgement of this, there will also be regional opportunities after the Summit events for local communities to share their ideas and continue the kōrero.”
Languages International turns 40
Languages International, New Zealand’s first private language school, celebrated its 40th anniversary with colleagues and partners.