INDEPENDENT NEWS

Removal of NCEA fees a win for every child in New Zealand

Published: Mon 13 May 2019 01:03 PM
The removal of NCEA fees is a step towards bringing out the best in every child who attends New Zealand schools, PPTA president Jack Boyles says.
“Anything that makes school more equitable for every child in New Zealand is something we support wholeheartedly,” he said.
Many of the changes proposed in the NCEA overhaul are things PPTA has advocated for over a number of years.
“It is particularly pleasing to see the immediate removal of NCEA and scholarship fees, as this has been a barrier to gaining a certificate for some students.”
“An acknowledgment of the need for better resources and supports, particularly for teaching and learning for Māori, is welcomed,” he said.
“We can also see where considerable effort has been made to try and reduce excessive workload for teachers and students.”
The changes will provide more certainly for teachers, Jack said. “Amongst the considerable changes proposed in our education sector, we are pleased to have some clarity about the direction of the NCEA.”
There is a lot of work to be done by schools to allow these changes to be implemented however, Jack said.
“We await with interest the detail of the implementation plan and support for teachers to manage the increased workload that will accompany these changes.”
ENDS
PPTA
New Zealand Post Primary Teachers Association - Te Wehengarua
The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA), is the professional association representing teachers and principals in secondary and area schools, and teachers in intermediates, technicraft centres, and community education.
Contact PPTA
Website:
Google+:
Twitter:
YouTube:
Media Contact:
LRobinson@ppta.org.nz
Facebook:
Email:
Postal Address:
P O Box 2119 Wellington

Next in Lifestyle

And the winners are... Billy T and FRED winners announced
By: NZ International Comedy Festival
Don't Miss the 2019 New Zealand Jazz Gala Tour
By: Rodger Fox Big Band
Te Papa acquires rare painting of Cook's voyage
By: Te Papa
Resene Eighth Annual Architecture & Design Film Festival
By: Resene Architecture And Design Film Festival
‘Urgently Relevant’ Novel Wins NZ’s Richest Literary Award
By: Ockham Book Awards
Top prize for Hudson & Halls book
By: Otago University Press
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media