Public Meetings in Auckland on Education

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Staff Reporter
Wellington, September 8, 2018
Minister for Ethnic Communities and Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa will join ethnic communities at a series of public meetings in Auckland to hear their views on education.

Details of Meetings

The first meeting will be held today (September 8, 2018) from 4 pm to 6 pm at Wesley Community Centre. 740 Sandringham Road, Mount Roskill.
The second meeting will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 530 pm to 730 pm at Ormiston Junior College, 285, Ormiston Road, Flat Bush, South Auckland.
Details regarding the third and final meeting will be announced shortly.

The three sessions have been organised as a part of the Government’s ongoing Education Conversations | Kōrero Mātauranga initiative.

Collaborative Approach

Ms Sales said that the Government is committed to taking a collaborative approach to building the education system New Zealanders want to see for the future.
“That is why we are making sure that the voices of ethnic communities and other priority groups are heard. We want to be inclusive and engage with a wide range of New Zealanders as we come up with a plan to improve New Zealand’s education system – which hasn’t changed for 30 years. We know from education summits held throughout Aotearoa that we need to do a better job at recognising cultural diversity and the value this can bring to the system,” she said.

Ethnic communities invited

Ethnic Communities Minister Jenny Salesa (File Picture)

Ms Salesa said that she is keen to hear comments and ideas that will be shared at the sessions by people of all ages.
“The discussions will be facilitated by representatives from the community, the Office of Ethnic Communities and Education Ministry. We are holding these meetings in Auckland because it is New Zealand’s largest and most diverse city. I encourage ethnic communities in other parts of the country to participate through the online survey on the Kōrero Mātauranga website.
“All data and information from these events, along with feedback from other meetings and the online survey, will be used to inform changes to the education system,” Ms Salesa said.

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