Parliament

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

 

Vast majority of Christchurch schools open this week

Hon Anne Tolley
Minister of Education


13 March 2011

Media Statement

Vast majority of Christchurch schools open this week

Education Minister Anne Tolley says 143 Christchurch schools, 88 per cent of the total number, will have re-opened by the end of this week.

It is also expected that 234 early childhood education services, or 69 per cent, will be open.

“Schools and ECE services have worked incredibly hard to re-open,” says Mrs Tolley

“This is great news for Christchurch parents, students and young children who want some kind of certainty and normality.

“A small number of schools still have issues such as building repairs and infrastructure to fix, and most of these should be open the following week.

“In the meantime, I’m pleased to say education plans are in place for these students.

“The Ministry has set up nine learning hubs around the city in school halls, managed by experienced principals and teachers. Year 1-8 students can attend, during normal school hours, and parents can also pick up learning resources for use at home.

“The learning hubs will be closely monitored to ensure they are meeting the needs of communities.”

The following school halls will be used:

• Sockburn Primary School

• Addington Primary School

• Somerfield School

• Waltham Primary School

• Paparoa School

• Windsor School

• St Albans Primary School

• Mairehau Primary School

• Cashmere Primary School

In addition, the Ministry is providing online teaching resources and lesson activities for all year levels, in both English and Māori medium at www.minedu.govt.nz. These include specific activities for NCEA level 1, 2 and 3.

The Correspondence School has also made all of its resources available online to Christchurch students, without the need to enrol, at www.correspondence.school.nz.

“Learning programmes are in place for all students,” says Mrs Tolley.

“We will continue to ensure schools and ECE services which are close to opening, or which are already up and running, have all the support they need.”

For updates on open schools and ECE services see www.minedu.govt.nz.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On (Not) Taking Responsibility, Terrorism Porn, And Dylan’s 76th

So Martin Matthews, our current Auditor-General wishes he could have detected “earlier” the fraud that occurred on his watch at the Ministry of Transport. Hmmm. But he could have detected it earlier, surely? That’s the point.

Reportedly, some junior members of his staff had been trying to tell him and his senior colleagues in management for years about the fraudulent actions of Joanne Harrison... Not only were those internal alerts apparently ignored. Some of the whistle blowers were allegedly punished by losing their jobs, as Harrison and her colleagues in management took revenge on them... More>>

 

Gosh: Blasphemy Law Repeal Struck Down

Chris Hipkins, the MP who tabled a Supplementary Order Paper to add our Blasphemy Law to the Statutes Repeal Bill, said this was a "sad day for freedom of speech, tolerance, and leadership". More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Navy’s Dealings With Fat Leonard, And Twin Peaks

At an official level, our “she’ll be right” attitude routinely spills over into a keen resentment of anyone who suggests the outcomes may be less than satisfactory… The Navy has now gone one step beyond. It won’t even ask itself whether it did a good job. More>>

ALSO:

NZDF: Fifth Rotation Of Troops Heads To Iraq

The fifth rotation of New Zealand Defence Force troops left today for a six-month mission training Iraqi soldiers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Demonising Of Iran

Will New Zealand still be willing to pursue its recent trade overtures to Iran, now that US President Donald Trump has used his speech in Riyadh to single out Iran as the main source of terrorism and instability in the Middle East? More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Budget Offers: Green Party’s New Plan Puts Kiwi Families First

The Green Party has a plan to help all Kiwi kids have a great start to life, by giving parents more financial support and more flexibility at work. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 

Opening The Election Supporters

 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election