Education and Schools: Information Hub

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Welcome to our Information Hub for Education and Schools- here you can find articles, guides and links to help lead you in the right direction. We hope these will assist you and please get in contact should you need any assistance.

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Free Guide for State Integrated and Private Schools

This guide informs you on the legal framework for schools and of key governance and policy obligations to give your school the best chance at succeeding- email for your free copy


Key Employment Law Obligations for Schools

School boards are employers which mean they have certain obligations and powers.  They can appoint, suspend, and dismiss staff and the principal.[1]  They have responsibilities under other Acts such as the Employment Relations Act 2000, the…

Governance and Management of State Schools in New Zealand

State schools, state-integrated schools and kura are governed and managed by a school board.  The board is a Crown entity as it receives public funding and is in the public sector.  A board has no more than 7 members and at least 3 parent…

Student Behaviour Management in State Schools

Suspensions and Expulsions Before discussing the legislative rules around suspensions and expulsions covered by the Education and Training Act 2020 (ETA), it is important to differentiate between them.  Note the relevant sections in the…

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