From 100 isolated primary kids in 1922 to over 23,000 enrolments today, Te Kura Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) - formerly The Correspondence School – has a long tradition of adapting to meet the changing needs of the New Zealand school system.
New Zealand has one of the most inclusive education systems in the world. Research shows we are better at including students with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms than most other countries. Yet the stats, international assessment rankings and anecdotal evidence show that we’re not so crash-hot when it comes to meeting the needs of our priority learners and our students with special educational needs. JUDE BARBACK asks why.
Education Minister Nikki Kaye confirms the new learning support services programme will extend to schools not in Communities of Learning (CoL).
A school that looks after about 1200 deaf students across the upper North Island has been placed under limited statutory management.
In the lead up to the election, Education For All (EFA) note only the Labour and Greens websites acknowledge Inclusive Education and outline measures to achieve an education system that will enable all students to participate and succeed, including disabled students.
All schools strive to engage with their communities. Some do it better than others. Here, JUDE BARBACK looks at an outstanding example of school-iwi partnerships in Ruapehu.