Education (Update) Amendment Bill

Submissions invited on Education (Update) Amendment Bill

The Education (Update) Amendment Bill aims to provide flexible, modern education focused on children and young people and their educational outcomes. 

The bill would amend the Education Act 1989 to:

  • strengthen the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of schools and the schooling network

  • increase flexibility in the enrolment and attendance requirements for the first year of learning

  • strengthen the legal framework for managing teacher competence issues

  • establish a legislative framework for online learning, and

  • improve the provision of careers services by the Government.

Submission now welcome

The Education and Science Committee is now inviting submissions on the Education (Update) Amendment Bill. The closing date for submissions is midnight on Friday, 11 November 2016.

Have your say to the Education and Science Committee and tell them what you think. Make your submission here.

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Education and Science Committee staff

Education and Science Committee, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160.