Centre for secondary students experiencing problems with schooling and needing alternative options. Activity centres are attached to a localsecondary school.
Admission ad eundem statum (at entrance level)
The means whereby students may qualify for admission at entrance level, on the basis having been awarded an overseas school qualification which is deemed to be equivalent touniversity entrance
or having completed previous tertiary study.
A domestic student who has continued at a school and is aged 19 years or over on 1 January of the roll count year. (See Returning Adult Student
and Student Types (School)).
Alternative Education Student
A young person aged between thirteen and a half and sixteen years of age who has become alienated from the education system. As they are either unwilling to attend a regular school or schools are unwilling to enrol them in a mainstream setting they attend an Alternative Education Programme (See Student Types (School).
See Composite School.
Very large urban areas centred on a city or major urban centre. Main urban areas have a minimum population of 30,000.
Centred on the larger regional centres. Secondary urban areas have a population between 10,000 and 29,999.
Urbanised settlements centred around smaller towns. Minor urban areas have a population between 1,000 and 9,999.
Rural centres have a population between 300 and 999.
Rural areas have a maximum population of 299.
Describes the ownership of each educational institution.
Owned by an incorporated society|
Owned by a charitable trust
Owned by a statutory trust
Owned by a community trust
Owned by a government department
Owned by a health board
Owned by a local authority
Owned by a trading enterprise
Owned by a public education institution
|Private ECE Services
Privately owned by a sole teacher|
Privately owned by a company
Privately owned by a partnership
Owned by a private trust
Owned by a state owned enterprise
State: Not Integrated
Private: Fully Registered|
Public Tertiary Institution|
Established by Act
Owned by a trust
Owned by an incorporated society
Corporate Institutions (including GTEs)
A provisionally registered teacher. Registration requires at least two years of teaching; hence beginning teachers are generally in their first two years of teaching. The Ministry provides support to state schools that employ beginning teachers in the form of the Beginning teacher time allowance. Historically
this allowance has only been available for first year beginning teachers, but is now available for both first and second year teachers.
Classes in which some students in a school are involved inMāori-medium educationfor three to twenty hours per week or for 12 to 80 percent of the time. (See
A school where all students are involved in Māori-medium education for three to twenty hours per week or for 12 to 80 percent of the time. (See Immersion School).
Board of Trustees
Governing body for schools; elected by parents and caregivers. Boards establish a charter, which sets out the aims and objectives of the school.
These services provide sessional, all-day, or flexible hour programmes for children from birth to school age. Children who attend these services are not enrolled on a regular basis, that is, they can attend that day if there is a place available for the child. (See ECE Service Type).
A document that signifies a qualification has been awarded.
See Education and Care Services.
See Territorial Authority.
College of Education
A publictertiary education institution (TEI)that provides mainly specialist teacher education training. They also offer other non-teaching courses such as business, performing arts, sport coaching and science, as well
as professional development for teachers. All of these institutions in New Zealand have now amalgamated with universities.
College of Education
Auckland College of Education
University of Auckland
Hamilton College of Education
University of Waikato
Massey University College of Education
Wellington College of Education
Christchurch College of Education
University of Canterbury
Dunedin College of Education
University of Otago
See Tertiary Education Providers.
Community-Based ECE Service
A service that is an incorporated society, a charitable, statutory, or community trust, or owned by a community organisation (e.g. a city council, church or university). Community based services are prohibited from making financial gains that are distributed to their members. (See ECE Services).
Community and General Education
Mainly second chance education for adults, and hobby classes. These are provided through a variety of educational institutions, organisations and community groups.
Schools offering education to students at both the primary and secondary levels (Years 1–15). (See School Types and MOE Year Level).
Schools offering education to children from Year 1 up to Year 6; the students then continue their education at an intermediate, middle or secondary school. (See School Types and MOE Year Level).
National school providing distance learning for full-time students, dual enrolled students adult students and those with special education needs unable to attend regular school. Provides early childhood,
primary and secondary education. (See School Types and Correspondence School – ECE Services).
Correspondence School – ECE Services
A distant education service offering learning programmes for children aged three to five years. An option for children who are unable to attend or have limited access to an early childhood services because of isolation, illness, a physical disability or itinerancy. These children can also attend an
early childhood service for up to two sessions per week. (See Correspondence School, ECE Service Type and ECE Services)
A basic unit of education and/or training. The unit may be known variously as a unit, paper, subject, course or module of a qualification. A course may occur many times at one or more locations. A course or collection of courses forms a programme of study, which if
completed successfully, results in the award of a qualification.
Current Year Level
This is the year level of the student's class cohort and the level at which the student spends most of their time at school. For student count made out of ENROL, the Current Year Level is used instead of the Funding Year Level.
See Socio-Economic Decile Band.
Provides further information on the type of each institution.
- ECE examples; Pacific centre or Tongan ECE service.
- School examples; Kura Teina, health camp school or Kura Kaupapa Māori.
- Tertiary examples; aviation, equine, or theological.
A qualification awarded after satisfactory completion of and achievement in a programme of advanced study taught mainly by people engaged in research and which emphasises general principles and basic knowledge as the basis
for self-directed work.
Designated character schools
Designated character schools are state schools that teach the New Zealand Curriculum but have developed their own sets of aims, purposes and objectives to reflect their own particular values for example religious beliefs or culture.
A means of entrance to university for New Zealand citizens or permanent residents between the age of 16 and 20 on the first day of the semester of enrolment. The student must not meet the university entrance standard, have received secondary education to at least New Zealand Year 12, and earned at
least 14 credits in an approved subject at level 2 towards NCEA. The student must also meet the literacy and numeracy standards required for university entrance and has not completed Year 13 or attempted to qualify for university entrance. (See Provisional Entrance).
Persons who are:-
- New Zealand citizens (including those born in the Cook Islands , Tokelau and Niue)
- New Zealand permanent residents
- Citizens of Australia residing in New Zealand
- Dependent children of:-
- Diplomatic staff
- Persons with New Zealand work permits
- Persons with Commonwealth scholarships
- And foreign students who are enrolled in any Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme at a New Zealand university
Student Types (School).
Dual Enrolled Student
A student who is enrolled at their local school whilst studying subjects through the Correspondence School that their local school is unable to provide.
Early Childhood Education. Education and care for infants and young children before they begin school. The majority of children in early childhood services are under five; however, children may attend early childhood services up to their sixth birthday, when schooling becomes compulsory. ECE services
can be provided and organised in a range of ways (See ECE Service Type).
ECE Service Types
Education and Care Services
These services provide sessional, all-day, or flexible hour programmes for children from birth to school age. They may be privately owned, community-based, or operated as an adjunct to a business or organisation. Individual Education and Care Services may be known by many names, including crèches,
private kindergartens, aoga, punanga reo, and childcare centres. These services are teacher-led and required to meet the teacher registration targets. (See ECE Services, ECE Service Type).
The electorate each institution is located in. Can be General or Māori electorates.
Equivalent Full-Time Students (EFTS)
A unit for counting tertiary student numbers. The basis of the EFTS system is that a student taking a normal year's full-time study counts as 1.0 EFTS units or the equivalent of 120 credits on the National Qualifications Framework.
Education Review Office. A government department whose purpose is to evaluate and report publicly on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood education services.
English for Speakers of Other Languages. A student who comes from a home where English is not the predominant language.
The ethnic group or groups to which an individual belongs. The concept of ethnicity adopted by the Ministry of Education is a social construct of group affiliation and identity. The Ministry of Education uses the definition of ethnicity used by Statistics New Zealand, namely:"A social group whose members
have one or more of the following characteristics:
- they share a sense of common origins,
- they claim a common and distinctive history and destiny,
- they possess one or more dimensions of collective cultural individuality,
- they feel a sense of unique collective solidarity."
See Foreign Exchange Student.
A student who attends a school for some courses but is enrolled at another school where the majority of instruction occurs. (See Student Types (School)).
Covers students who are unable to attend on-campus courses. Students may be a resident in New Zealand or overseas.
Field of Study
The subject matter of a tertiary qualification. The 12 broad Fields of Study are from the New Zealand Standard Classification of Education (NZSCED).
First Year Student (Tertiary)
A student enrolled in their first year of their first formal programme at a tertiary institution either in New Zealand or overseas. Enrolments in STAR, community or other non-formal courses are not included under this definition.
Foreign Exchange Student
An international student who is studying in New Zealand under an exchange programme approved by the New Zealand Government and is exempt from paying tuition fees. However a foreign exchange student is treated
as a regular student (or adult student, depending on their age) for the purposes of Ministry of Education statistical returns. (See Student Types (School)).
Foreign Fee-paying Student
See International Fee-paying Student.
Foreign Research-Based Postgraduate Student
Any non-domestic postgraduate student enrolled in a course or courses whose supervised work results in the production of a substantial research output by the individual student, amounting to 100 percent of the learning and assessment for that course.
Formal Student (Tertiary)
For the purposes of statistical reporting, a tertiary student is considered to be a formal student when enrolled in a formal programme of study of more than one week's full-time duration (i.e. an EFTS value greater than 0.03). The programme must lead to a qualification approved by an authorised or certifying body or issued by an institution.
Full Primary School
Schools offering education to children from Year 1 up to Year 8 (See School Types and MOE Year Level).
Any programme of study of 32 weeks or more and at least 0.8 EFTS is designated full-time/full-year. Any programme of study of at least 12 weeks and at
least 0.3 EFTS or the equivalent on a pro rata basis (e.g. 24 weeks and 0.6 EFTS) is designated full-time/part-year. A programme of study of 12 weeks that is less than 0.3 EFTS (or the equivalent on a pro rata basis) is called part-time. (See Part-time (Tertiary)).
Full-Time Equivalent Student (FTE)
At secondary schools an FTE is calculated by adding together class contact hours of each part-time student, dividing by 20, and rounding to one decimal place.
Full-Time Teacher Equivalent (FTTE)
One full-time teacher equivalent is a teacher employed for a full working week. At schools an FTTE is calculated by adding together class contact hours, dividing by 25, and rounding to two decimal places.
Funding Year Level
Prior to 2008 this was known as Year of Schooling or MOE Year Level. The Funding Year Level measures the number of years of schooling a student has received and provides the Ministry of Education with a method of counting students for funding and staffing purposes. The Funding Year Level for most students
is based on the date they first started school. It is independent of the way schools are organised and independent of the particular programme of study that a student may undertake.
See also Current Year Level.
Gender of the students that a school caters for.
Government Training Establishment
State-owned organisation other than an educational institution that provides education, training or assessment services (e.g. Navy, Department of Conservation); this is a term used mainly by NZQA when registering and accrediting training sections of government organisations. Often referred to as GTE.
(See Tertiary Education Institutions (TEIs)).
Home-Based Childcare Services
Early childhood services where early childhood education is provided to small groups of children in a caregiver/educator's or child's own home. Home-based care services are grouped together in networks, which are supervised by co-coordinators who are registered teachers. (See ECE Service Type).
A generic term for children schooled at home during the compulsory schooling ages (6 to 16). To home school a child the parents/caregivers must satisfy the Ministry that the child will be taught at least as regularly and as well as in a registered school. If satisfied the Ministry issues an exemption
certificate and the student is deemed to be "homeschooled". The parents/caregivers do not have to teach the child, they can arrange for someone else to teach the child or may purchase a programme from someone else. Homeschooling parents/caregivers are given an annual grant to help with the cost of learning
materials or programme purchase. (See School Types and MOE Year Level).
Hospital Based Services
Hospital Based Services are those services where the provision of education or care is to three or more children under the age of six, who are also receiving health services within premises under the control of the Ministry of Health or a district health board. These services are established by or
under section 19 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000. (See ECE Services, ECE Service Type).
Classes in which some students in a school are involved in Māori-medium education for more than 20 hours per week or more than 80 percent of the time. (See Bilingual Classes).
A school where all students are involved in Māori-medium education for more than 20 hours per week or more than 80 percent of the time. (See Bilingual School).
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics
A public tertiary education institution (TEI) that is characterised by a wide diversity of vocational and professional programmes. Normally known as polytechnics. (See Tertiary Education Provider Types)
A code assigned by the Ministry of Education to uniquely identify each institution.
See School Types, ECE Service Type and Tertiary Education Providers.
Instructional Year Level
Level at which a particular subject is being studied.
Always relates to a subject studied at a secondary school.
A school which has previously been a private school and is now integrated into the state-funded system. (See
Schools offering education to Year 7 and 8 students. (See School Types and MOE Year Level).
International Fee-Paying student
An international student who meets the full tuition costs on their own or from funds provided to them by sponsors other than the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Students can be studying at a
secondary or tertiary level. (See Student Types (School)).
An overseas student who has come to New Zealand for the purpose of education, and/or is currently studying on a student permit or domestic passport. This excludes students from overseas with New Zealand citizenship or permanent residence or with Australian citizenship. (See Domestic Student and Student Types (School)).
Covers courses where students must be physically present in scheduled teaching sessions either in New Zealand or at a provider's campus located overseas.
International Standard of Classification of Education. A system designed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) so that statistics on education can be compiled and presented on an internationally comparable basis.
ISCED-1997 levels of education are: -
Early childhood pre-primary education
Primary schooling up to Year 6.
Year 7 - 10.
Levels equivalent to Year 11 - 13 (or NQF levels 1 - 3) for secondary schooling, and all post-secondary programmes at NQF levels 1 - 3. While year 11 (or NCEA level 1) students are enrolled at ISCED level 3, attainment of ISCED 3 requires completion of a programme of at least 2 years duration, eg NCEA
level 2 or equivalent. Students whose highest level of attainment is NCEA level 1, or equivalent, are not considered to have attained ISCED 3, or upper secondary level.
Education beyond school level leading to an award not equivalent to a diploma. Typically these are one year certificates at NQF level 4. Also includes apprenticeship qualifications.
Tertiary (excluding advanced research programmes)
Includes diplomas, degrees and postgraduate programmes, excluding doctorates. Note that 'tertiary education' as used in New Zealand refers to all post-secondary education. In ISCED, and as used in international comparisons, 'tertiary education' refers just to programmes at diploma level and above (ISCED
levels 5 - 6).
Advanced research programmes
Industry Training Organisation. A body recognised under the Industry Training Act 1992 as having responsibility for setting standards and arranging the delivery of industry training for the sector it represents; commonly known as an ITO. ITO's can become accredited to register assessors.
A teacher-led early childhood service represented by the New Zealand Kindergartens Inc. (NZKI) or the New Zealand Federation of Free Kindergartens, that provides sessional programmes for mainly three and four year old children. (See ECE Service Type).
See Te Kōhanga Reo.
Kura Kaupapa Māori
A state school where the principal language of instruction is
Te Reo Māori
and which follow the
Te Aho Matua
teaching and learning philosophy. The first Kura Kaupapa Māori opened in 1985 catering for graduates of Nga
. Kura Kaupapa Māori can either be a primary or a composite school. (SeeSchool Types, MOE Year Level and Wharekura).
An applicant school accepted into the preparation and assessment process for establishment as a Section 155 Te Aho Matua Kura Kaupapa Māori. It is an off-site satellite unit of an existing Kura Kaupapa Māori called a Kura Tuakana. Each Kura Teina is provided with governance, management, mentoring and professional support by a Kura Tuakana.
Kura Teina's can either be a primary or a composite school. (See School Types ).
Kura Teina Student
A domestic student who attends a Kura Teina. (See Student Types (School)).
An established Kura Kaupapa Māori school that provides mentoring support and acts as a role model for an off-site satellite unit called a Kura Teina. The Kura Tuakana
provides the governance for the Kura Teina and acts as the conduit for the funding/resourcing from the ministry to the Kura Teina. A Kura Tuakana must be a Kura Kaupapa Māori school of high quality (based on
reports) that is capable of providing support. (See School Types).
Licensed ECE Services
Any premises used regularly for the education or care of three or more children under the age of six must be licensed, except where specifically exempted by the Minister of Education. (See Licence-Exempt ECE Groups and ECE Service Type).
Licence-Exempt ECE Groups
A service that has been issued an exemption from licensing requirements, in recognition of the fact that more than half of the children attending attend with a parent. (See ECE Services).
Local Office District
The Ministry of Education local office district each institution is located in.
Students are taught curriculum subjects both in Māori and English (bilingual) or in Māori only (immersion) as well as learning Te Reo Māori. (See Bilingual School and Immersion School).
Maori Medium Satellite
Maori immersion school a student is attending while actually enrolled at another school. Students attending Maori Medium Satellites are funded the same way as the other students enrolled at the same school.
School combining Years 7 to 10 or late primary and early secondary education. Also referred to as Restricted Composite School. (See School Types and MOE Year Level)
MOE Year Level
See Funding Year Level.
A qualification on the National Qualifications Framework that recognises skills and knowledge that meet nationally endorsed standards (unit and achievement standards); National Certificates are usually registered between levels
one and four, and require a minimum of 40 credits at or above the level at which the qualification is registered.
A qualification on the National Qualifications Framework that recognises skills and knowledge that meet nationally endorsed standards unit and achievement standards); National Diplomas are registered between levels five and seven.
The top 72 credits define the level at which the qualification can be registered and at least 120 of all credits contributing towards the qualification must be at level four or above.
Nature of Attendance (Tertiary)
A measure of the extent of attendance in a programme that indicates whether a student is currently studying full-time or part-time.
National Certificate of Education Achievement. A qualification on the National Qualification Framework based on credits from all unit and achievement standards . NCEAs are registered between levels 1 and 3, and are open to anyone assessed through an accredited provider.
National Education Monitoring Project. NEMP is an ongoing project that assesses and reports on the achievement of New Zealand Year 4 and Year 8 primary school children in all areas of the school curriculum. A sample of children are assessed each year. Different curriculum areas are assessed each year
and repeated over a four year cycle.
A fuller description of NEMP is available here.
Ngā Puna Kōhungahunga
Licence-exempt groups in community based locations that are culturally appropriate for Māori. (See ECE Services)
See Institution Number.
NZAID Funded Student
New Zealand Agency for International Development funded student. A student on a scholarship from the New Zealand Agency for International Development. Prior to 2004 this was known as a MFAT scholarship.
New Zealand Qualifications Authority. An independent body that quality-assures secondary and tertiary qualifications and education providers; evaluates overseas qualifications and administers the New Zealand Register of Quality Assured Qualifications and the National Qualifications Framework, including
New Zealand Standard Classification of Education. A subject-based classification system for courses in tertiary education. The classification system consists of three levels – broad, narrow and detailed fields. It is used to improve the quality and consistency of statistics collected by the Ministry
of Education and other education agencies in relation to tertiary study.
Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Schemes. The schemes, which were introduced in 1997, assist individuals with very high or high special education needs by providing funding for extra teaching, specialist programming, therapy and education support.
Other Tertiary Education Providers (OTEPs)
Organisations that deliver programmes of tertiary education or in support of tertiary education of some national significance, the New Zealand School of Dance and Drama. (See Tertiary Education Provider Types).
Other: Vote Education
State special schools that are funded by the Ministry of Education but not owned by the Ministry. (See
Pacific Island Early Childhood Groups
Available to pre-school children with the purpose of developing and maintaining Pacific Islands languages and cultures. There is a high level of parent participation. (See ECE Services).
Students are taught curriculum subjects in both Pacific languages and English (bilingual) or in Pacific languages only (immersion).
Parent/Whānau Led ECE Services
A category of early childhood services that do not have to meet teacher registration targets, and have high levels of parent and/or whānau involvement in providing education and care for children. These services include licensed Playcentres and licensed Te Kōhanga Reo
Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua
Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua are the newest type of school in the education system. These schools are partnerships between education, business and community groups to provide new opportunities for students to achieve education success. You can find out more about partnership schools
in the charter schools section of the Youth Law website
A tertiary expression which can apply to either the qualification or the student. A qualification offered part-time has the same EFTS value, but is studied over a longer period of time than its full-time
equivalent. A student may elect to study a full-time qualification on a part-time basis, by enrolling in fewer courses than the normal student full-time workload. Some qualifications are specifically designed for part-time study, e.g. the Massey University MBA. (See Full-Time (Tertiary)).
Early childhood services that belong to an association affiliated with the New Zealand Playcentre Federation Inc. A primary characteristic of playcentres is that families manage and implement the education programme (See ECE Services).
Community-based groups of parents and pre-school children whose playgroups meet for one to three sessions per week. (See ECE Service Type).Polytechnic
Now referred to as Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics.
The main activity of a first-year tertiary student at 1 October the previous year. Categories include: attendance at a secondary school or other form of education, paid employment, house-person, retired or other beneficiary, and overseas.
Private ECE Service
A service owned by a private company, publicly listed company, private trust, partnership, or an individual. Private services are able to make financial gains and distribute these to their members.
Schools owned by private proprietors, governed by an independent board, state registered as meeting specific standards, and receiving some state funding but charging tuition fees. (See Authority).
Private Tertiary Education (PTE) providers
These consist of private institutions registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and other tertiary education providers in receipt of a Ministry of Education Grant (OTEP). Many private tertiary education providers receive Ministry of Education tuition subsidies and/or funding for Skill
NZ programmes. (See Tertiary Education Providers and Tertiary Education Institutions).
Private Training Establishments
See Private Tertiary Education (PTE) providers.
A collection of courses classes or work in which a student enrolls and which contributes to meeting the requirements for the awarding of one or more qualifications.
A means of entrance to university for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents between the age of 16 and 20 who have gained Sixth Form Certificate in at least one subject. From 2005, with the phasing in of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement this has been replaced discretionary entrance.
An official award given in recognition of the successful completion of a programme of study, which has been quality assured by a recognised quality assurance agency. (See Course).
A student has completed a qualification when all the academic requirements for the completion of a formal qualification during the previous academic year have been met.
Regional Health Schools
Regional health schoosl are for students with ongoing or serious health issues who can't attend their local school because they are in hospital, recovering at home, or gradually returning to school. Teachers work with students both in hospital and at home. Three regional health schools
based in Aucklnad, Wellington and Christchurch together service the whole country including remote country areas.
A domestic student, who is aged less than 19 years at 1 January of the roll count year. Includes; students in general classrooms and those in special needs units. Excludes; foreign fee-paying studens, NZAID-funded students, alternative education students and adult students. This classification is used by the Ministry for funding purposes. (See Student Types (School)).
Restricted Composite School
Schools offering education to students from Year 7 up to Year 10. (See School Types and MOE Year Level).
Returning Adult Student
A student who has returned to school following a break of one year or more and is aged 19 years or over on 1 January of the roll count year. (See Adult Student and Student Types).
A student who has returned to school following a break of one year or more and is aged between 16 and 19 years-old on 1 January of the roll count year. These students will take up the same MOE Year Level that they had when they left school. (See Returning Adult Student and Student Types (School)).
An annual return of students at 1 March and at 1 July for the purpose of informing the Ministry of Education of the number of students attending that school on those dates.
Satellite Class Student
A domestic student who attends a Satellite Class. (See Student Types (School)).
An institution for the instruction of children or people. In New Zealand school is compulsory for students aged between six and sixteen years. (See School Types).
Students leaving secondary school permanently to enter the workforce, further education or training.
School Profile Number
See Institution Number.
Schools offering education for students from Year 9 up to Year 15, and sometimes Year 7 and 8 as well. (See School Types and MOE Year Level).
A Government agency responsible for providing training in skill development within New Zealand. Programmes include Skill Enhancement, Training Opportunities and Youth Training.
Socio-Economic Decile Band
Students from low socio-economic communities face more barriers to learning than students from high socio-economic communities. Schools that draw their roll from these low socio-economic communities are given greater funding to combat these barriers. The mechanism used to calculate and allocate this
additional funding is most often known as school deciles.
Schools are assigned a socio-economic score based on five census derived socio-economic factors. Schools are then ranked in order of this score and divided into 10 even groups called deciles. The 10 percent of schools with the lowest scores are considered decile 1 schools, the next 10 percent of schools
are considered decile 2 schools, etc. Decile 1 schools have the highest proportion of low SES students, decile 10 schools have the least (NB: this does not mean students from decile 10 schools are 'rich'). See the Ministry of Education web page How The Decile Is Calculated for a more detailed explanation.
A list of schools with their deciles as well as their contact details is available as a downloadable spreadsheet on Directory of Educational Institutions.
Deciles are also used in many of the indicators used by the Ministry of Education as a proxy for socio-economic status. These indicators are found on Education Counts > Indicators.
A school providing specialist education or support for students with specific physical, behaviour, sensory or intellectual support needs. (See School Types).
The formal removal of a student from a state school for a specified period. A stand-down of a student can total no more than five days in any term, or ten days in a school year. Following a stand-down, the student returns automatically to school.
Secondary, Tertiary Alignment Resource. STAR's main purpose is to assist senior secondary school students in finding suitable pathways into work or further secondary or tertiary study.
Fully state funded school which is co-educational at the primary level, and offers single sex or co-educational options at the secondary level. (See Authority).
Student Types (School)
The formal removal of a student from a state school until the Board of Trustees decides the outcome at a suspension meeting.
Te Aho Matua
Te Aho Matua is a philosophy specifically developed for 'kura' schools. Te Aho Matua describes the principles for operation and for teaching in kura. See also Kura Kaupapa Māori.
Te Kōhanga Reo
An early childhood centre administered by the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust. The programmes in Kōhanga Reo are based on the total immersion of children from birth to school age in Māori language, culture, and values. (See ECE Service Type).
Te Reo Māori
The Māori Language.
Teacher-Led ECE Services
Early childhood services that are required to have a person responsible (or home-based care coordinator) who is a registered ECE qualified teacher, and they must meet the teacher registration targets for registered teacher staff. For funding purposes, teacher-led services include; Kindergartens, Education and Care Services and Homebased Care Services.
Teen Parent Unit
A unit, attached to a host secondary school, providing educational programmes for teenagers who are pregnant or who have prime responsibility for their children's care; and who have enrolled within the age range to receive free education (i.e. up to age 19 years).
Teen Parent Unit Student
A domestic student who attends a Teen Parent Unit. (See Student Types (School)).
The Territorial Authority (TA) each institution is located in. TAs are defined by Statistics New Zealand based on 1995 boundaries. In 2006 there TAs consisted of 16 cities, 57 districts and Chatham Islands county.
Territorial Local Authority – TLA
See Territorial Authority.
Tertiary Education Institutions (TEIs)
Publicly owned tertiary education providers. These consist of university, college of education , polytechnic, or Wānanga as defined by the Education Act 1989. The term excludes other post-secondary institutions, such as private training establishments. (See Tertiary Education Providers and
Private Training Education (PTE) providers
Tertiary Education Provider Types
Post compulsory educational institutions that provide formal programmes of study. These can be divided into private tertiary education (PTE) providers and public Tertiary Education Institutions (TEIs).
The total number of weeks in the academic year that each Foreign Fee-paying student or NZAID student is enrolled at school for academic tuition.
A public tertiary education institution (TEI) that is primarily concerned with advanced learning and knowledge, research, and teaching to a postgraduate level. (See Tertiary Education Providers).
A prerequisite for entrance to university for people who have not attained the age of 20 years. University Entrance requires a minimum of 42 credits at
level three or higher. Within these credits there must be at least 14 credits at level three or higher in two separate subjects from a list of 'approved subjects'. There are also literacy and numeracy requirements. A student must gain at least 14 numeracy credits at level one or higher and eight literacy
credits at level two or higher, four in reading and four in writing. (See Admission ad eundem statum (at entrance level) and Discretionary Entrance).
A public tertiary education institution (TEI) that provides programmes with an emphasis on the application of knowledge regarding ahuatanga Māori (Māori tradition) according to tikanga Māori (Māori custom). (See
Tertiary Education Provider Types
Kura Kaupapa Māori that are composite or secondary total immersion schools. Wharekura are not recorded distinctly from Kura Kaupapa Māori in Ministry data collections, so are not reported on separately. (See School Types).
* Funding Year Level
* Current Year Level
* Instructional Year Level
Year of Schooling
See Funding Year Level
Indicates whether a domestic full-time regular student resides inside or outside of the School Zone at their date of first attendance at a school.