Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


NZEI Greater Protection For Foreign Students

NZEI Supports Greater Protection For Foreign Students

Wellington – NZEI Te Riu Roa has endorsed moves to provide stronger protection for foreign fee paying students attending primary and intermediate schools.

The Minister has announced that the “The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students will be strengthened. Under the changes any international student aged 10 or under (Years 1-6) live with a parent or legal guardian, while providers enrolling international students aged 11 - 13 (Years 7 and 8) living without a parent or legal guardian will be required to seek ‘prior programme approval’ from the Code Administrator (Ministry of Education).

“I’d like to commend the Minister of Education for these changes. The NZEI position has always been driven by the need to have measures in place that protect foreign fee paying students, especially the younger primary age children,” says NZEI Te Riu Roa National President, Bruce Adin.

“Having the requirement that the primary age children from overseas live with parents or a legal guardian while going to school here is a sensible one. If that means that some schools may lose funding that is not as significant as ensuring adequate provision is made for these young students.”

“NZEI also supports the requirement that intermediate age children are allowed here without a parent or legal guardian only if they are enrolled at a school or programme that has been approved by the Ministry of Education, provided the Ministry carries out its responsibilities with a firm hand.”

“There is considerable merit in New Zealand and foreign students mixing and sharing experiences as we live in a global world.”

“These initiatives by the Minister should ensure that global contact can continue but not at the expense of the care and protection of the foreign students especially those of primary school age,” says Bruce Adin.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news