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The early years of education provide an essential foundation for continued learning in later years. We want to ensure that our schools are focussed on delivering the best possible education for domestic students.

The Minister of Education has commissioned Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | The Ministry of Education to review the policy settings for the enrolment of international fee-paying ākonga | students under Year 9 (primary and intermediate level).

This was signalled in the Minister’s speech at the international education forum in July 2021. This was announced alongside the consultation on the draft policy statement: high value for international education, which was undertaken between July and September 2021.

Recap: What ‘high-value’ means for international education

Feedback on this consultation, together with the insights from the high-value consultation, will help shape advice and options that the Minister of Education will consider.

How to give feedback

1. Read the discussion document.

Discussion document

2. Send your feedback by:

· completing the online survey, or

· emailing your response to the questions in the discussion document to IE.underyear9@education.govt.nz. If you’re sending your response via email, please indicate if you’re responding as an individual or on behalf of your organisation.

3. Consultation closes on 11 March 2022

4. If you have questions, email IE.underyear9@education.govt.nz.

Other opportunities for feedback

We are planning online sessions to discuss the consultation document and get your feedback. We will update this page once we have more information.

If you’re part of an education sector body and want to organise a session with us and your members, please notify us via email IE.underyear9@education.govt.nz.

What happens after consultation

Based on the input received through this consultation process, we will provide advice to the Minister of Education. Timeframes for implementation will be dependent on consultation and further analysis.