Posts Tagged ‘Integrated Schools’

Grammar v Kings is the wrong debate

Thursday, April 11th, 2024

Trying to choose a high school in Auckland for your kids? Last month the Herald asked: should you buy a house in the Grammar zone or live somewhere else and send your kids to private schools? That story was mostly a comparison of private school fees and property prices. But in my view “Grammar or Read more

State-Integrated schools take government to court over funding

Monday, December 7th, 2020

State-Integrated schools are taking the government to court because it is refusing to give them millions of dollars of extra property funding. State-Integrated schools were left out when the government announced at the end of last year it was giving state schools $400 million to spend on their buildings as part of a wider package Read more

Br Sir Patrick happy schools not political football

Friday, March 18th, 2016

In a farewell message, the outgoing head of the New Zealand Catholic Education Office has said he is pleased integrated schools are not a political football. Br Sir Patrick Lynch said the integrated school system “is a New Zealand invention that suits our needs and what it more, it works”. “In the process it ensures Read more

Destiny Church school turned down for state integration

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Destiny Church’s bid to make its private school part of the state system has failed. The Ministry of Education’s rejection of Destiny’s proposal comes after the church was earlier turned down to run a charter school. The church says the rejection is disappointing as its case was compelling and valid. “We have other schools in Read more

More money for integrated schools: but when?

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

When the Government makes curriculum requirements which have a capital expenditure component it covers the cost for state schools. But not for 330 integrated schools. The minster of education Hekia Parata has made a commitment to resolving this issue in the term of the present government. But she has not said how she expects to Read more

Michael Laws development manager of Christian School

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Former Whanganui mayor and media personality Michael Laws is moving to Timaru for a new role at Craighead Diocesan School, and he is not ruling out a return to local government. The new position as development manager for the school will entail him fundraising for the school’s new buildings, board of proprietors chairwoman Phillipa Guerin Read more

Christian schools see advantanges in charter schools proposal

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Christian school leaders say the proposed charter schools might give Christian schools a way round current restrictions on their enrolments. Most Christian schools are integrated schools and must focus their enrolments on Christians. Charter schools would get the same funding, without those restrictions. Christian school leaders say that will interest schools that want to help Read more

Row brewing over attendance dues for integrated schools

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

A disagreement over the right of integrated schools to charge parents for the cost of collecting money from them is heading to court. Education officials are clamping down on charging practices at taxpayer-funded integrated schools, with at least one school told to return a bond parents have been required to pay. This coming term $4000-a-year Read more

More and more pupils going to integrated schools

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

More money and pupils are going to integrated schools. Education Ministry figures show operational funding for integrated schools rose 75 per cent in the past decade and funding for state schools increased by 57 per cent. The rising amount of money for integrated schools has been driven by an increase in pupils going to the schools. Under Read more