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Parents’, families and whānau contributions to education success

Office of the Children’s Commissioner

July 2013

This paper looks at the impact parents, caregivers, families and whānau can have on children and young people’s learning and education success, and provides a rationale for greater focus and support

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Summary report: Parents’, families and whānau contributions to education success

Office of the Children’s Commissioner

July 2013

A summary of the working paper 'Parents’, Families’ and Whānau Contributions to Educational Success'.

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Position on Partnership Schools Kura Hourua

Office of the Children’s Commissioner

May 2012

This paper outlines the Children's Commissioner’s position on partnership schools kura hourua and his views on the key elements that could be implemented to support the education success of all New Zealanders.

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Summary report: Through their lens

An inquiry into non parental education and care of infants and toddlers

Dr Janis Carroll-Lind and Dr John Angus, Office of the Children’s Commissioner

February 2011

A summary of the full report 'Through their lens - An inquiry into non parental education and care of infants and toddlers'.

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Through their lens

An inquiry into non parental education and care of infants and toddlers

Dr Janis Carroll-Lind and Dr John Angus, Office of the Children’s Commissioner

February 2011

This paper reports on an inquiry into the impact being enrolled in formal non-parental early childhood services has on children’s wellbeing and makes recommendations on service delivery.

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Schools and the right to discipline

Nicky Darlow

January 2011

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Responsive Schools

Dr Janis Carroll-Lind, Office of the Children’s Commissioner

March 2010

This report is a summary of the key messages from the full report 'School Safety: An Inquiry into the Safety of Students at School'.

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School safety

An inquiry into the safety of students at school

Dr Janis Carroll-Lind, Office of the Children’s Commissioner

February 2009

The Children's Commissioner’s first inquiry involving education led to this comprehensive guide to understanding and successfully dealing with bullying and violence

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Respectful Schools - Restorative Practices in Education

A summary report

Sean Buckley and Gabrielle Maxwell

January 2007

Published by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and the Institute of Policy Studies,
Victoria University, this report summarises findings from a study of restorative practices in New Zealand secondary schools, and includes information on practices and examples of how they have been introduced and used.

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Looking for our parenting guides or posters?

We have moved to online publication of our reports and guides and no longer have hard copies available to order. We have also discontinued the 'Behaviour' series of brochures and posters.

SKIP (Strategies with kids/Information for parents) has some helpful resources available for parents and those working with parents.

Our popular booklet 'Choose to Hug' is available to download.

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