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$11 million invested in promoting excellence

13 April 2006

$11 million invested in promoting excellence in schools

Highly effective schools will receive $11 million over the next four years in the first phase of an initiative developed to encourage schools to continue their high standards and share best practice across the sector, Education Minister Steve Maharey announced today.

"The government is committed to ensuring all schools are good schools. The Extending High Standards initiative is designed to promote excellence across schools by identifying highly effective schools and allowing them to share their best practice," Steve Maharey said

"The first group of 126 schools involving just under 58,000 students will be given $11 million over the next 4 years, which they will use to drive improvement in areas such as numeracy, literacy, effective teaching, and making use of new technology with the goal of improving student achievement.

"These schools have demonstrated both significant improvements in student achievement and the ability to help other schools achieve success by sharing the things that have made the difference are involved in the first round of the project," Steve Maharey said.

"Extending High Standards Across Schools gives all schools, both rural and urban, the opportunity to be recognised for improving schools and student performance and will affirm excellence in schools across all deciles."

The successful schools in the first group will begin their projects in Term 2. A further announcement concerning a second group of EHSAS schools, which will start their projects in Term 3, will be made in June 2006.

The government approved funding of $28.5 million over four years through the 2005 Budget for the Extending High Standards Across Schools programme.

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The successful round one EHSAS schools to begin in Term 2 are:

Lead school Cluster schools
Ashhurst School Roslyn School
North Street School
Christchurch Girls’ High School Riccarton High School
Goodwood School Hautapu
Hora Hora
Kaipaki
Karapiro
Maungatautari
Roto-o-rangi
St Peters Catholic
Te Miro
Whitehall
Hamilton Boys’ High School Rotorua Boys’ High School
Hastings Boys’ High School
Peachgrove Intermediate
Fairfield Intermediate
Rotorua Intermediate
Havelock North Intermediate
Hastings Intermediate
Heretaunga Intermediate
Hukanui School Horsham Downs School
Vardon School
Pukete School
Silverdale Normal School
Cambridge Middle School
Kamo High School Glenbervie Primary School
Hurupaki Primary School
Kamo Intermediate School
Kamo Primary School
Kaurihohore School
Matarau School
Ngunguru School
McAuley High School De La Salle College
Mangere College
Otahuhu College
Porirua College
Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Senior School
Southern Cross Campus Senior School
Tangaroa College
Nayland College Nelson College for Girls
Waimea College
Nelson College
Garin College
Murchison Area School
Motueka High School
Golden Bay High School
Collingwood Area School
Tapawera Area School
Rai Valley Area School
Opunake Primary School Merrilands School
St Pius X School
Bell Block School
Otago Girls’ High School St Hildas Collegiate School
Kavanagh College
Otago Boys’ High School
Waitaki Girls’ High School
Catlins Area School
Parawai School Thames South
St Francis
Moanatairi
Te Puru
Tapu
Remuera Primary School Victoria Ave Primary
Cornwall Primary
Remuera Intermediate
Waterview Primary
Te Huruhi Primary
Churchill Park School
Southern Cross Campus (Junior School) Jean Batten Primary
Koru School
Mary MacKillop School
Robertson Rd School
Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate
Sir Keith Park School
Mangere East Primary School
Takapuna Primary School Onepoto Primary School
St Joseph’s School (Takapuna)
Tauranga Boys’ College Tauranga Girls’ College
Tauranga Intermediate
Gate Pa Primary School
Merivale Primary School
Otepo Kura
Te Kopuru School Dargaville Intermediate
Dargaville High School
Dargaville Primary
Selwyn Park Primary
St Joseph’s Primary
Ruawai Primary
Tangowahine School
Matakohe Primary
Maungaturoto Primary
Tangoteroria School
Kaihu Valley School
Aranga School
Poutu School
Arapohue School
Wellington Girls’ College Aotea College
Wymondley Road School Bairds Mainfreight Primary
Dawson Primary
East Tamaki Primary
Flat Bush Primary
Mayfield Primary
Rongomai Primary
St John The Evangelist School
Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate
Te Kura Kaupapa o Piripono
Yendarra Primary

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