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As part of the Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga, the Ministry of Education is now consulting with the education sector and the public on a draft NELP.

To develop the draft NELP:

  • Insights from the over 43,000 responses received from educators, summit participants, parents, children, young people, Māori and Pacific People, people with disabilities, and with employers, as part of the Education Work Programme, and the Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga. Many of these responses are about what the government’s future early learning and schooling priorities should be, and about what our learners need to be successful. 
  • Results from additional targeted discussions held with children and their parents. These discussions ran from October to November 2018

We’ve completed a detailed analysis of all of the ideas and comments shared during those meetings.

Read a report of the findings

Have your say on the draft Statement of National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP)

The Statement of National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP) translates the vision and objectives for education into priorities for places of learning in the early learning and compulsory schooling sectors.  

This was developed alongside a draft Tertiary Education Strategy to set the direction for the whole of the education system. Consultation on the TES has now closed. For the NELP, it continues to 25 November.

Take the online survey

Public Events

Engagements on the NELP and the TES have been taking place around the country throughout the consultation period, starting 17 September. Consultation on the TES concluded on 25 October. Further engagements focusing on the NELP will take place until 25 November.

We expect these public meetings to run from approximately 5:30pm until 8:00pm and light refreshments will be provided. We welcome and encourage participation on the draft NELP. 

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Consultation details

We want to know what you think about the proposed priorities. You can provide feedback via the online surveys, submissions, social media, and targeted face-to-face consultations.

Consultation on the NELP is open until 25 November 2019