New Zealand School System

Information about the education system of New Zealand

A) Characteristics

The New Zealand’s education system enjoys a TOP ranking world wide. It combines proven, traditional principles with innovation, creativity and fresh thinking. Key characteristics is its flexibility

  • Three levels – early childhood education, school education, and tertiary education. Students can follow a variety of flexible pathways across
  • The system is designed to recognise different abilities, religious beliefs, ethnic groups, income levels, ideas about teaching and learning. It allows education providers to develop their own special characters.
  • National policies and frameworks for regulation and guidance and requirements are set on a national level. Administrative authority for education service provision is usually devolved to education institutions. They are generally governed by individual Boards or Councils.

B) Pathway