Age and stage appropriate middle schooling a real possibility in New Zealand.

By NZAIMS inc | Posted: Sunday May 12, 2019

age and stage appropriate education. .... Intermediates are already offering Middle Schooling and the proposed reform would extend the years we work with our students.

Nga Mihi members,

Welcome back to Term Two. Last term the national focus in education was very much on the review of Tomorrows Schools Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini. Report by the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce.”  We have had a great deal of feedback from members expressing their thanks for the information on our website. We are pleased you found this useful and I believe many used it as a basis for their submission. Thank you to the Exec members for their input into this work and a special thank you to Ross Leach, our Exec Officer for the many hours he spent confirming opinions and wordsmithing the final comments.

A useful phrase we developed during this process is, ‘age and stage appropriate education.’ We also pushed the point that we see Intermediates as already offering Middle Schooling and the proposed reform would extend the years we work with our students. At no time did we support that one schooling system is appropriate for all.

We will be in contact when the government begins releasing their thoughts and findings around the reviews.

Thank you to all who have staff attending the Aspiring Leaders conference in Auckland next month. This conference is intended for members of your senior leadership team. There are still a few vacancies so please consider it.

The Seamless STEAM conference, to be held in Wellington in September is filling fast so if you intend to send your specialists please ensure they are registered.

Elections for up to 5 NZAIMS executive members will be held during terms two and three.  Contact will be made with full financial member schools by the returning officer Rap Consulting.  Any queries should be directed to Ross Leach NZAIMS admin, [email protected]  It is intended that the election results will be announced at the NZAIMS summit on September 16.

As always, thank you for your ongoing support of our organisation. If you ever need assistance or have some suggestions for the Exec please be in touch.

I hope the term is a successful one.


Ka kite ano,

Sharon.