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

 


Wanganui Collegiate to be integrated

Hon Hekia Parata

Minister of Education


2 November 2012

Media Statement

Wanganui Collegiate to be integrated

Education Minister Hekia Parata has today announced the integration of Wanganui Collegiate School into the state network of schools.

“This has been a difficult and drawn out process. Wanganui Collegiate has been working towards integration for the last two years and the Wanganui Collegiate community will be pleased to see a successful outcome.

“As one of New Zealand’s oldest schools Wanganui Collegiate holds an iconic place in the history of education in New Zealand, and integrating the school will ensure it not only continues to be a vibrant part of the Whanganui community, but also that a Collegiate education is available to a wider number of students.

“I trust that past students and families will support Wanganui Collegiate to ensure a strong future.”

From January next year, Wanganui Collegiate will be a part of the state schooling network. It will continue to offer the same quality education that it is known for, but will have much reduced fees. As an integrated school, the only compulsory fees will be attendance dues. Wanganui Collegiate will also be responsible for its properties.

The school will offer day places, weekly boarding places, and full boarding places, as well as offering opportunities to a number of international students.

Ms Parata said the school was one of the top performing in the Whanganui region.

“One hundred per cent of Year 11 students achieved literacy and numeracy standards last year, and 96 per cent achieved NCEA Level 2.

“I will be expecting the school to share its expertise and facilities with other schools in the Whanganui area,” says Ms Parata.

Wanganui Collegiate School was established in 1852 following a gift of Crown land for a school in Whanganui. Te Aute College in the Hawkes Bay was established at this same time. Te Aute College was integrated in 1977.


ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Mana Māori: Kawenata Unites Kaupapa Māori Parties

The Māori Party and Mana Party have signed a historic agreement today to unite Māori politically.

Māori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan said the kawenata or agreement was a huge step forward for Māori in the lead up to the general elections.

"Today is an important day for the Māori nation because today is when the country's only two kaupapa Māori political parties unite to work tactically together in the best interests of our people," says Mr Morgan. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:

Welfare: WINZ Breaching Privacy Laws With WINZ Vetting Rules

E tū, the union for security guards, says WINZ may be breaching privacy laws with its new screening process for people visiting WINZ offices. The vetting requires WINZ security guards to check photo ID and whether visitors to WINZ offices have an appointment.More>>

ALSO:

Turnbull Visit: Leaders’ Talks Cement Trade Relations, Science Agreement

Mr English met with Prime Minister Turnbull in Queenstown today to discuss common approaches to bilateral and international issues, including trade and science and innovation. Mr English also thanked Mr Turnbull for Australia’s offer of support for those fighting the fires on the Port Hills in Christchurch. More>>

ALSO:

Youth Guarantee: Upskilling Fund Used For Retraining

News that one in five of the people enrolling in Youth Guarantee already hold qualifications at the level they’re enrolling in highlights the failure of the scheme to reach the disengaged young people it was set up to assist, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. More>>

ALSO:

Port Hills Fire: Midday Update, Monday 20 February

• 9 homes destroyed
• 2 homes with partial damage. Damage includes things like cracked windows, heat damage.
• 3 properties with damage to other external structures e.g sheds or outbuildings More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On What Trump May Mean For Us

So far not much effort has been put into tracing the possible implications for New Zealand of the stream of executive orders and tweets that have been pouring from the Oval Office. Unfortunately, we may not simply be drive-by rubberneckers at this car wreck for much longer. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news