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


More Kiwis satisfied with education system

Hon Hekia Parata
Minister of Education

21 November 2012

More Kiwis satisfied with education system

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the Government’s unrelenting focus on raising achievement for all children has played a key role in the increase in New Zealanders satisfied with the New Zealand education system.

The latest Kiwis Count survey, released today by the State Services Commission, shows an improvement in the number of people satisfied with the education system.

The report shows that New Zealanders have given a satisfaction rating of 77 points out of 100 for the education provided by a state or state integrated public school, up five points from 2009.

Kiwis have also given a 77 out of 100 rating to the performance of kindergartens, up 4 points from 2007, and a rating of 70 out of 100 for satisfaction with the Education Review Office or early childhood reports.

“This Government is working to make sure all our kids get a better education and these results show we are heading in the right direction,’’ says Ms Parata.

“We have an education system that is among the best in the world. Four out of five kids are successfully getting the qualifications they need from school and we must celebrate their success and the teachers who make that possible every day. But our Government’s education plan is about getting five out of five. We want all our kids to leave school with the skills they need to reach their potential in the modern economy.

“We have set Better Public Service targets of 98 per cent of all schools entrants having participated in early childhood education by 2016 and 85 per cent of all 18 years olds having achieved NCEA Level 2 or an equivalent qualification by 2017 and are working hard towards achieving those.

“Education can make a two-fold contribution to our country. It builds our social and cultural strength, and our productivity that’s why we are keen to see all children succeed.’’

The Kiwis Count survey measures New Zealanders’ satisfaction with 42 frequently used public services. The survey findings are based on the experiences of 1,161 New Zealanders who completed the survey between April 2012 and September 2012.

The latest report is available at www.ssc.govt.nz/kiwis-count-update-nov12


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Plastic Bag Activism, And Street Harassment

Amusing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution. More>>


Unclear Weapons: US Navy Ship Cleared To Visit NZ For Navy's 75th

United States Navy ship, the USS Sampson, has been given clearance to visit New Zealand next month by Prime Minister John Key... “The process for considering the visit by the USS Sampson is the same as that used for all ships attending the International Naval Review." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news