BOP locals invited to shape future of NCEA

Students get their NCEA results online each year.

Rotorua and Tauranga residents will have a chance to directly feed into the Government’s review of NCEA on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 June.

Patrick Walsh, Principal of John Paul College is hosting the public workshops and is encouraging parents, students, local business owners and community groups to come down and have their say.

"Everyone has a vested interest in education, and therefore the review of NCEA should be a subject that energises all in our community to participate, so that their voice and contribution is heard," says Patrick.

"The NCEA directly affects not only students and their parents but employers, community groups, business leaders, sporting bodies and voluntary organisations to name but a few. If we want high quality change we must first have quality engagement and feedback."

The interactive, café-style workshop is open to everyone and is part of a series happening right across the country. They are designed to give all kiwis the chance to share their ideas and experiences of NCEA - the challenges, the successes and what we can do better in the future.

There are other ways to get involved, Bay of Plenty locals can provide feedback online or on paper, at workshops or hui, or through social media.

The NCEA Review is part of the national conversation on the future of education in New Zealand. It’s about building not just a better education system, but the world’s best, for all our children and young people.

More information about the NCEA review, the Big Opportunities and ways to participate can be found at

Tauranga event

Date: Tuesday 26 June

Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Where: Aquinas College, 183 Pyes Pa Road, Pyes Pa

Rotorua event

Date: Wednesday 27 June

Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Where: John Paul College, Whitworth Road, Utuhina

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