School Age: Education: Education Overview

Confused about the terminology - eg. public vs private vs integrated ? Here we explain the New Zealand education system and related terminology.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is in charge of running the school and making any major decisions.  Learn more about the…

Choosing a school

Choosing a school for your child to attend can be difficult. There are all sorts of you need to know….

Education glossary

A glossary is always helpful. Here in our education glossary you can find explanations for all those education terms and…

Enrolment and zoning

Enrolling your child in school is not always simple, there are enrolment & zoning issues to consider.  Learn more in…

Giftedness

Giftedness is having a natural gift for something. We’ve all heard children refered to as “intelligent”, “genius”, “advanced” or “accelerate”….

Home Schooling

Home schooling is basically just that, educating children in their home rather than in a school environment. Home schooling is…

Independent schools

An independent school, more commonly known as a private school is another education choice available.  Find out more in our…

Is your child school ready?

What is the B4 School Check? What does School Ready mean? How do I know if my child is Ready?…

School attendance and truancy

Attending school on a regular basis is hugely important. Every day counts towards a child’s learning and pays huge dividends…

School deciles

Deciles and decile ratings are two terms we as parents hear a lot but what do they mean?  Find out…

School transport

Trying to figure out how to transport your child to and from a new school can cause some problems.  Some…

Sexuality education

Mmmmmmm … “Sex Ed in NZ”. It’s a part of the school curriculum but when do our kids start to…

Te Kura- The Correspondence School

Te Kura (formally The Correspondence School) provides distance learning for students of all levels in New Zealand.  Learn more about…

Types of schools

There are different types of schools you can send your child to in New Zealand.  What are they?  How are…

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