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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. 

Kōrero on the future of education in New Zealand

We’ve reached out to all New Zealanders as part of a kōrero on the future of education in New Zealand.

Click on the link to find out more about:

Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga

What's happening now?

Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030

Mālō e lelei, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo ni, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakatalofa atu, Namaste, Kam na mauri, tēnā koutou and warm Pacific greetings.

Thank you for continuing to share your experiences and the innovation and aspirations of your families and your communities, and thank you for caring and supporting each other during COVID-19.

We have great pleasure in sharing with you the Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030.

Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030

Ka Hikitia and Tau Mai Te Reo (Māori Education)

The refreshed Ka Hikitia and Tau Mai Te Reo strategies have been released.

Ka Hikitia is the Māori Education Strategy and Tau Mai Te Reo is the Māori Language in Education Strategy.

Together, they outline the shifts needed in education for Māori to enjoy and achieve educational success as Māori, and growth in te reo Māori for both Māori and non-Māori learners.

Find out more about the refreshed Ka Hikitia strategy and support material

Find out more about the refreshed Tau Mai Te Reo strategy and support material

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

NCEA Review

Planned changes to the NCEA aim to strengthen New Zealand's key school-leaving qualification, and will contribute to delivering the Government's vision for an education system that gives learners a solid foundation to be successful in life and in a global economy.

Find out more about the NCEA review