New Partnership Schools Association Marks ‘New Era’
New Partnership Schools Association Marks ‘New Era’ For Education System
The desire to speak with a unified voice is the motivation for a new association launched today by schools chosen to lead the Government’s partnership school scheme in 2014.
Te Kāhui Kura Hourua o Aotearoa – the Association of Partnership Schools of New Zealand (TKKH Aotearoa) - consists of South Auckland Middle School, Rise UP Academy and Vanguard Military School who were named today by the Ministry of Education as New Zealand’s first partnership schools.
“This is an exciting day for education in New Zealand and the beginning of a new era,” TKKH Aotearoa interim spokesman Alwyn Poole said today.
“TKKH Aotearoa will explain the role of partnership schools and how they work within the community, creating a more versatile and flexible learning environment to better meet the needs of their students. While the current system works for most kids, it doesn’t work for all, and that’s what we aim to address.”
The TKKH Aotearoa interim spokesman says that the diverse partnership schools announced today have worked hard with Government to launch the new schools and they will work under rigorous contracts and performance measures.
“We have different backgrounds and different kaupapa, but the goal is just the same – to make sure the children at partnership schools are learning, achieving and succeeding.”
A formal constitution has been prepared to guide the new association’s activities, and TKKH Aotearoa is currently in talks with the other two schools announced by the Ministry today.
The partnership schools are based in South Auckland, Albany, Whangaruru and Whangarei.