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Welcome to the hub for the Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga.

Kōrero Mātauranga is a series of education conversations to help build the world’s best education system for all our children and young people.

We want all New Zealanders to participate in the kōrero. And especially those – such as children and young people, Māori, Pacific peoples, parents, people with learning support needs – whose voices have not been traditionally heard in discussions about the future of education. We've already had over 43,000 responses to a variety of issues and begun publishing summaries of what you told us.

Most of the kōrero is taking place around the significant changes being proposed to almost our entire New Zealand education system, as part of the Education Work Programme (EWP). In addition, feedback from the kōrero is being used to design a vision that will guide the future of education in Aotearoa for the next 30 years.

On this page, you can find out ‘what’s happening now’ with the kōrero and about how you can join in. You can also go to ‘conversations’, in the main menu above, to find out more about the conversations we are having, or to see where a particular conversation is at. 

What's happening now?

Tomorrow's Schools Review

The Government’s reform of the Tomorrow’s Schools system will put more frontline support closer to schools to give every child the best chance to succeed.

Tomorrow's Schools Review – Ngā Kura mō Āpōpō: He Arotake

Review of Achievement Standards

Check out what’s happening with the Review of Achievement Standards which will deliver significant changes from the NCEA Review.

We’re getting ready for the changes now.  A pilot process is underway to develop new achievement standards in four NCEA subjects (Level 1 Science, Level 1 Visual Arts, English, and Religious Studies), and test the thinking and design of new learning and assessment materials. Find out more information and complete the online questionnaires to have your say on the draft materials that have been developed through the pilot.