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Education matters to me – six detailed reports are now available

News

14 Mar 2018

Responses across all areas of enquiry indicated that many schools, kura and other education settings are doing a lot of things well, however there is still much room for improvement.


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Education matters to me: Experiences of tamariki and rangatahi Māori

Reports

14 Mar 2018

While many of the concerns in this report are shared by Māori and non-Māori children and young people, we also heard about particular issues that tamariki and rangatahi Māori experience differently.


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Education matters to me: Emotional wellbeing

Reports

14 Mar 2018

Children and young people talked about the range of significant relationships that exist in their worlds and how these relationships either enable them to achieve or prevent them from achieving.


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Education matters to me: Engagement

Reports

14 Mar 2018

Children and young people spoke about a wide range of factors that keep them engaged with school, such as feeling that their teachers know and respect them, and understand the way they learn.


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Education matters to me: If I were the boss

Reports

14 Mar 2018

We heard that children and young people want their school to be more fun, to provide them with better opportunities to play and explore for themselves, both inside and outside the classroom.


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Education matters to me: Progress and achievement

Reports

14 Mar 2018

Children and young people had a broad and holistic view of achievement in their own lives. Relationships are a key motivator for them, to attend school and keep trying to improve.


What Makes a Good Life?

In October and November 2018, the Office of the Children's Commissioner and Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children asked for the views of children and young people on what wellbeing means to them.

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