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Term One Report Card for Hekia Parata

Term One Report Card for Hekia Parata

AssignmentTeacher’s CommentsGrade
Handling of concerns about the spending of taxpayer money by the Kōhanga Reo National Trust and its subsidiary arm Te Pataka Ohanga. This includes her late night press conference where she said she was “satisfied public money was spent in an appropriate way” before referring the matter to the Serious Fraud Office the following day.

Hekia needs to improve her media and reading skills.E
Interview with The Herald suggesting she was considering performance-based decile funding. Again, she was forced into damage control the following day and had to retract her comments.

Hekia talks too much. Needs to work on her grammar and simplify her vocabulary.D
Deciding the future of Phillipstown School. The minister’s initial decision in 2013 to merge the school was declared ‘unlawful and invalid’ by the High Court. Two days later she was forced to agree not to proceed with any irreversible merger due to further High Court action.

Hekia must improve her engagement with the community and education sector.D
Fixing the flawed school payroll system Novopay. The cost of this failed experiment will reach $43 million by mid-year. School staff still work long hours to mitigate errors and teachers hold their breath every pay cycle, hoping they will be paid correctly. This was a joint assignment with Steven Joyce.

Hekia needs to develop her financial literacy and computer skills.F
NZQA returning hundreds of exam booklets to the wrong students. Hekia has hid this from the public since January and only acknowledged the botch-up after it was revealed by media.

Hekia needs to improve her organisational skills.C-
Overall Term One resultMust do betterFail
Principal’s comment: I am concerned Hekia has been drifting and has shown no improvement this term. I believe she should consider seeking the help of a careers counsellor.

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