Partnering with Stakeholders

We want to ensure everything we develop to support the NCEA changes will work in practice and meet the five principles of a strong NCEA qualification - coherence, credibility, equity and inclusion, pathways, and well-being.

To do this, we are working in partnership with schools, kura, kaiako/teachers, rangatahi/young people, whānau/families, communities, and other key stakeholders to deliver the NCEA changes.

Schools and Kura

Change Hubs

We have established Change Hubs in eight schools and two kura across the country. Through Change Hubs, we will connect with kaiako/teachers, whānau/parents, and ākonga/learners to seek their insights and feedback as we continue to implement the NCEA Change Programme.

Change Hubs are expected to take part in at least four engagements per year to support the NCEA Change Programme. They represent a diverse range of schools and kura in terms of decile, demographic profile, and geographic region.

School/Kura
James Cook High School
Green Bay College
Whakatāne High School
Te Wharekura o Ngā Taiatea
Melville High School
Tamatea High School
Wellington East Girls' High School
Motueka High School
TKKM o Te Whānau Tahi
Shirley Boys' High School

 

We have also identified Insights Schools and Kura, a group of up to 100 schools and kura that we will engage with twice a year through surveys. Their work will complement that of Change Hubs.

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Insights Schools

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Other Key Stakeholders

Professional Advisory Group

The 11-member Professional Advisory Group (PAG) was established in 2018 to provide advice to the Minister of Education and the Ministry of Education on the NCEA Review. The PAG comprises current and former principals and teachers who represent key peak bodies and have technical expertise, deep knowledge of the sector, and extensive experience working with NCEA in a range of schools and kura.

Subject Expert Groups

Subject Expert Groups - comprised of practising teachers, academics, and representatives from the tertiary and industry sectors - have been set up to help develop new achievement standards and supporting teaching and assessment resources for each subject aligned to The New Zealand Curriculum.

Panel Leads and Working Groups

Panel Leads and Working Groups - comprised of curriculum developers, practising kaiako, academics, and representatives from the tertiary and industry sectors - have been set up to help develop new achievement standards and supporting teaching and assessment resources for Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Wāhanga Ako and Te Reo Māori in The New Zealand Curriculum.

  • Rawiri Toia
  • Hemi Dale
  • Tony Trinick
  • Wawaro Te Whaiti
  • Hineihaea Murphy
  • Awhina Gray
  • Pania Papa
  • Leon Blake
  • Pauline Waiti
  • Kahiwa Moeau
  • Anna Berry-Tumoana
  • Ora Kihi
  • Te Aroha Papa
  • Laurele Tamati
  • Tiria Waitai
  • Dan Waitai
  • Jamus Webster
  • Leilani Thompson-Kihi
  • Fred Henare
  • Tiahhuia Ropitini
  • Tuhoe Huata
  • Tianara Wihongi
  • Komene Cassidy
  • Kimiora Webster

NCEA Panels

We have also established four NCEA Panels to ensure a diversity of New Zealanders - Māori, Pacific communities, people with disabilities, and industry and vocational employers - have a voice in the design and implementation of the NCEA changes.

  • Hare Rua
  • Raewyn Mahara
  • Hine Waitere
  • Ne’Kol Hura
  • Christine Te Kiri
  • Tihirangi Brightwell
  • Nellie-Ann Abraham
  • Mark Rangi
  • Paora Trim
  • Genae Thompson
  • Annie Te Moana
  • Dr. Keaka Hemi
  • Dr. Michelle Johansson
  • Robert Solomone
  • Marie Su’a
  • Dr. Edmond Fehoko
  • Christine Pili
  • Joseph Houghton
  • Dagmar Dyck
  • Aiono Manu Faaea-Semeatu
  • Evelyn Moody – TEC representative
  • Nicky Fairbairn
  • Craig Wilkie
  • Jane Thomas
  • Jamie Hape
  • Leah Crawford
  • Gaynor Matthews
  • Neil Jarvis
  • Nicola Leete
  • Darron Cutler
  • Karen Gilby
  • Rakesh Lachaiya
  • Geneva Hakaraia-Toni
  • Shane McInroe

Pathways Advisory Group

Established in 2011, the Pathways Advisory Group has been a key partner for the Ministry in the design of the Vocational Pathways. The group is comprised of people who work in the Secondary-Tertiary interface (for example, Industry Training Organisations, Trades Academies). It represents the interests of the education sector, industry, and priority learner groups, by providing advice on projects involving pathways from secondary education into further education and employment.