Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Kaiata and Brunnerton schools to merge

Kaiata and Brunnerton schools to merge

Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced his decision to merge Kaiata School on the West Coast with Brunnerton School, following consultation and a request from Kaiata School.

"The Board of Trustees of Kaiata School wrote to me requesting that the school merge with Brunnerton School, with Brunnerton to be the continuing school. I have carefully considered the information that has been presented to me and have agreed to the merger," Trevor Mallard said.

"I had given the board of Kaiata School the option of either applying for closure of the school or preferably finding a partner school to merge with.

"I am confident that the inclusion of Kaiata School in the newly merged Brunnerton School will see a strengthening of the school community. I am in no doubt that the school will provide greater educational opportunities for local students although it is generally accepted that some of the students will choose to continue their education in Greymouth schools.

"Those involved in the development of the newly merged school have my best wishes," Trevor Mallard said.

The merger will be gazetted shortly to take effect on 28 January 2005.

A project manager will help schools with the implementation of the reorganisation. A resource for schools outlining the process and the next steps is available on the network review section of www.minedu.govt.nz

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news