Advice seen by our Ministers

We proactively release material that the Minister and Associate Ministers of Education have seen from us as part of our ongoing commitment to openness and transparency.

The Ministers of Education receive a wide range of advice from us, and are expected to make a wide range of decisions across the education sector. Some of these decision making processes will take longer than others. This means that some material delivered to the Ministers may relate to items that remain under active consideration, and take longer to be proactively released.

When we are able to, we will release these documents, with some redactions made in line with the withholding grounds under the Official Information Act. These withholding grounds are detailed below. 

This information is released in two stages. Each week, we release a list of the titles of briefings and reports that the Minister received from the Ministry. Once a month, we release the full text of advice received.

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Advice seen by our Ministers - April 2019

Education reports

Date of paper
Title 
METIS number 

3 April 2019

Potential Panel Members for the 2019 Performance-Based Research Fund Review

1182927

4 April 2019

Proposal to a fiscally neutral transfer to ensure effective support to schools and earliy childhood education centres

1184609

4 April 2019

Tertiary Education Strategy Update

1183829

8 April 2019

Progress Report on establishing the Residential Special School only access pathway

1182911

9 April 2019

Request to reduce the number of half-days Lepperton School (2182) is required to be open for instruction in 2019 under section 65A

1181426

Briefing notes

Date of paper
Title 
METIS number 

2 April 2019

Embargoed results of the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings

1184377

1 April 2019

Progressing the Leadership Strategy

1180304

5 April 2019

Rachel Watene proposed meeting with Minister Sio on early learning

1184370

Aides memoire

Date of paper
Title 
METIS number 

4 April 2019

Future of Work Ministerial Group meeting - 8 April 2019

1184561

Advice seen by our Ministers - March 2019

Education reports

Date of paper
Title 
METIS number 

14 March 2019

Tertiary Education Commission Pperformance - Quarter 2 2018/19

1176686

19 March 2019

Update on Ten Year Strategic Plan for Early Learning Ministerial Advisory Group and Reference Group

1181775

22 March 2019

Establishing a new appropriation for Vote Education for the School Risk Management Scheme

1182875

Briefing notes

Date of paper
Title 
METIS number 

19 March 2019

Government Returns on CoREs Investment

1182095

25 March 2019

Recent media reports of concerning staffing and resourcing practices in secondary schools

1182930

27 March 2019

Appointments to the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

1181719

Aides memoire

Date of paper
Title 
METIS number 

14 March 2019

How much New Zealand spends on tertiary education compared with other countries

1180584

25 March 2019

Meeting with the Southern Institute of Technology on Tuesday 26 March

1182659

Advice seen by our Ministers - February 2019

Education reports

Date of paper
Title 
METIS number 

28 February 2019

Ministry of Education 2018/19 Second Quarter Report (1 October to 31 December 2018)

1177294

Advice seen by our Ministers - January 2019

Briefing notes

Date of paper
Title 
METIS number 

10 January 2019

First Five ECE Service - Cannons Creek

1173250

14 January 2019

Term 2 Attendance Survey, 2018

1163681

22 January 2019

Recycling and waste minimisation in schools

1174325

31 January 2019 

Schools payroll monthly update 31 January

1174013

Advice seen by our Ministers - December 2018

Education reports

Date of paper
Title 
METIS number

22 March 2018

Education Report: Improvements to the implementations of Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako in 2018

1115752

27 April 2018

Education Report: Omnibus Education Bill: Proposals for Cabinet Social Wellbeing Committee consideration

1105957

21 May 2018

Education Report: Highly Targeted Social Media and Marketing Campaigns

1126751

27 August 2018

Education Report: Initiating consultation about the possible closure of Hillcrest School (2856)

1138307

29 August 2018

Education Report: Sector feedback on introducing a property disposal threshold

1142570

4 September 2018

Education Report: Approach for development of the Statement of National Education and Learning Properties

1145984

4 September 2018

Education Report: Education Council’s concerns regarding the Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa) Amendment Bill

1149549

10 September 2018

Education Report: Initiating consultation about the possible closure of Mapiu School (1805)

1146029

18 September 2018

Education Report: Tabling of Ngā Kura o Aotearoa New Zealand Schools Report 2017

1152389

24 September 2018

Education Report: Initiating consultation on possible closure of Riverslea School (2668)

1149572

8 October 2018

Education Report: Ministerial Youth Advisory Group - October 2018 Meeting

1156193

18 October 2018

Education Report: Gazette Notice to Specify Former Charter Schools and New State Schools for Transition Staffing

1159629

26 October 2018

Education Report: Update on Curriculum, Progress and Achievement Ministerial Advisory Group Members

1161347

31 October 2018

Education Report: Replacement of the alternative constitution for the Board of Trustees of Rai Valley Area School (291)

1160540

5 November 2018

Education Report: International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2019

1157692

5 November 2018

Education Report: Consideration of Closure of Isla Bank School (3969)

1163008

5 November 2018

Education Report: Proposed Closure of Mapiu School (1805)

1161888

7 November 2018

Education Report: Approval for changes to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu fees schedule for 2019 and out-years

1157943

8 November 2018

Education Report: Education Crown entity Statements of Intent

1161856

15 November 2018

Education Report: NCEA Review – End of public engagement and next steps

1161838

16 November 2018

Education Report: Release of the 2017 National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Reports

1162008

19 November 2018

Education Report: New Zealand Qualifications Authority performance – Quarter 1 2018/19

1158563

19 November 2018

Education Report: Clarifying Fees-Free Access for Refugee English Fund Learners

1163164

3 December 2018

Education Report: The second meeting between Philanthropic education funders and the Ministry

1170060

3 December 2018

Education Report: Recommendations for new Youth Advisory Group members in 2019

1169056

4 December 2018

Education Report: Education New Zealand performance – Quarter 1 2018/19

1163574

5 December 2018

Education Report: Proposed Closure of Riverslea School (2668)

1167025

5 December 2018

Education Report: Consideration of Closure of Hillcrest School (Pahiatua) (2856)

1166563

5 December 2018

Education Report: Approval to continue holding equity securities

1164414

5 December 2018

Education Report: Ministry of Education Statement of Intent 2018-23 and Output Plan 2018/19

1167494

13 December 2018

Education Report: National Beginning Teacher Induction Grant Update

1163130

13 December 2018

Education Report: New Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako - Approval Requests

1167459

14 December 2018

Education Report: Pae Aronui - supporting educationally powerful partnerships

1171911

14 December 2018

Education Report: Tabling the Ministry of Education Statement of Intent 2018-23

1171410

 

Briefing notes

Date of paper
Title 
METIS number
22 August 2018 Briefing Note: Inclusion of the School Leavers’ Toolkit in the Open Government Partnership National Action Plan 1146653
28 August 2018 Briefing Note: Draft Report: Ngā Kura o Aotearoa 2017 1149580
28 September 2018 Briefing Note: Pacific adults’ literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills 1152377
25 October 2018 Briefing Note: Final Establishment of the Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions 1162297
1 November 2018 Briefing Note: Education to Employment Matters Meeting 13 November 2018 1159750
2 November 2018 Briefing Note: He Whakaaro/Education Insights: What can NMSSA tell us about student progress and achievement? 1162855
6 November 2018 Briefing Note: Use of NCEA in entry requirements of tertiary qualifications 1161931
15 November 2018 Briefing Note: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) working paper, The science of teaching science: an exploration of science teaching practices 1165449
20 November 2018 Briefing Note: Meeting with NZEI, PPTA, TEU and TIASA on 26 November 2018 1164325
23 November 2018 Briefing Note: Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies – short publications 1158120
24 November 2018 Briefing Note: Attendance at the NCEA Review CoLab 1169292
30 November 2018 Briefing Note: Ministry’s Long Term Investment Plan feedback 1169184
30 November 2018 Briefing Note: Release of 2018 Early Childhood Education Census results 1161017
30 November 2018 Briefing Note: Office of the Auditor-General’s audit report for year ending 30 June 2018 1169017
12 December 2018 Briefing Note: Understanding home-based early childhood education: results from the 2017 ECE census 1166069
18 December 2018 Briefing Note: meeting with the Industry Training Federation (ITF) on 18 December 2018 1169338

Advice seen by our Ministers - November 2018

Education reports

Education Report: Tertiary Education Commission end of year performance assessment - 1137356

Education Report: New Zealand Qualifications Authority end of year performance assessment - 1137358

Education Report: Initiating consultation about the possible closure of Mapiu School (1805) - 1146029

Education Report: Proposed Closure of Mapiu School (1805) - 1161888

Education Report: Consideration of Closure of Isla Bank School (3969) - 1163008

Education Report: Tabling of Ngā Kura of Aotearoa New Zealand Schools Report 2017 - 1152389

Education Report: Ministerial Youth Advisory Group - October 2018 Meeting - 1156193

Education Report: Possible Closure of Inangahua Junction School (3198) - 1156804

Education Report: 2017/18 In-Principle Transfers for Vote Education and Vote Tertiary Education - 1120499

Education Report: Gazette Notice to Specify Former Charter Schools and New State Schools for Transition Staffing - 1159629

Education Report: Education (2019 School Staffing) Amendment Order 2018 - 1160543

Education Report: New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee - Financial Statements and Statement of Performance for the Year ended 30 June 2018 - 1160591

Education Report: Hato Petera College Decision - 1129291

Education Report: Education New Zealand end of year performance assessment - 1137255

Education Report: Proposed Access Pathways for Residential Special Schools - 1103454 

Education Report: Update on the implementation of Communities of Learning | Kahui Āko - 1165169

Education Report: Ministerial Youth Advisory Group - Insights from October meeting - 1165453

Education Report: Ministry of Education 2018/19 First Quarter Report (1 July to 30 September 2018) - 1166027

Briefing notes

Briefing Note: Transitioning from the NAGs and the NEGs - 1144203

Briefing Note: Inclusion of the School Leavers' Toolkit in the Open Government Partnership National Action Plan - 1146653

Briefing Note: SPANZ's suggested changes to existing teacher supply initiatives - 1148341

Briefing Note: Draft report: Ngā Kura o Aotearoa 2017 - 1149580

Briefing Note: Pacific adults' literacy, numeracy, and problem solving skills - 1152377

Briefing Note: Education New Zealand Board meeting 16 October 2018 - 1160037

Briefing Note: Meeting with Deirdre Quarnstrom, General Manager, Minecraft Education, Microsoft - 1161003

Briefing Note: Auckland Primary Principals' Association Breakfast - 1162635

Briefing Note: National Beginning Teacher Induction Grant - 1163130

Advice seen by our Ministers - October 2018

Advice seen by our Ministers - September 2018

Advice seen by our Ministers - August 2018

Education reports

Education Report: Request to Dissolve the Mauriceville School (2911) Board of Trustees and Direct the appointment of a Commissioner [PDF, 2.5 MB]

Education Report: Ministerial Appointees for the Barrytown School (3290) Board of Trustees [PDF 3MB]

Education Report: Meeting between philanthropic organisations and the Ministry of Education [PDF, 1.4MB

Education Report: TEC draft Statement of Intent 2018-2022 and Statement of Performance Expectations 2018-2019 [PDF, 2.3MB]

Education Report: Initiating consultation about the possible closure of Inangahua Junction School (3198) [PDF, 3.5MB]

Education Report: Ministerial Youth Advisory Group, Insights from Meeting 10 and 11 May 2018 [PDF 1.7MB]

Education Report: Queen Elizabeth ll Technicians' Study Awards [PDF 1.4MB]

Education Report: Kiki Kiwi Litter-less Programme [PDF 6.5MB]

Education Report: Education and Employment Matters Updated [PDF 3.7MB]

Education Report: Initiating Consultation on the Possible Closure of Isla Bank School (3969) [PDF 5MB]

Education Report: Proposed changes to the Code of Practice to strengthen international student protections [PDF 3.1MB]

Briefing notes

Briefing Note: Meeting with the Tertiary Consultative Group 9PDF 2.6MB]

Briefing Note: NCEA review Ask Me Anything — debrief [PDF 894 KB]

Briefing Note: New Zealand's tertiary education workforce — 2017 annual data [PDF 2.8MB]

Briefing Note: Meeting with Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand and Quality Tertiary Institutions [PDF 2.8MB]

Briefing Note: Supplementary Information for your Meeting with ITENZ and QTI on 2 August 2018 [PDF 1.6MB]

Briefing Note: A law change is not required to protect Fees-Free payments to Private Training Establishments [PDF 1.2MB]

Briefing Note: Te Huataki - Ministry of Education Strategy and Operating Model Update [PDF, 3.2 MB]

Briefing note: Ministerial consultation - 'Developing Options for a New Approach to Digital Identity' Cabinet paper

Other documents

Agreement to enter into negotiations to integrate Hamilton Christian School in Rototuna, Hamilton City [PDF 5.7MB]

Revocation of powers under the Education Act 1989 [PDF 2.4MB]

Tertiary Education Commission performance — Quarter 3, 2017-2018 [PDF 5.1MB]

Education New Zealand's draft Statement of Intent 2018-2022, and Draft Statement of Performance Expectations [PDF, 865KB]

New Zealand Qualification Authority's draft Statement of Performance Expectations 2018-2019 [PDF, 5.6MB]

Joint Report: Workforce Register funding — release of Budget 2017 tagged contingency [PDF 2.1MB]

Education New Zealand performance — Quarter 3, 2017-2018 [PDF 887KB]

Ministerial Satisfaction Survey 2017-2018 [PDF 1.7MB]

School's Payroll Fortnightly update 13 July 2018 [PDF, 2.9MB]

School's Payroll Fortnightly update 27 July 2018 [PDF, 2.7MB]

Advice seen by our Ministers - July 2018

Advice seen by our Ministers - June 2018

Education reports

Education Report: Ministerial Youth Advisory Group — payment of fees and May 2018 meeting [PDF, 513KB]

Education Report: Alternative Constitution for the Woodhill School BOT [PDF, 1.5MB]

Education Report: Increased number of Overseas Relocation Grants available in Teacher Supply Package announced December 2017 [PDF 1.0MB]

Education Report: Tertiary Education Commission performance — Quarter 2, 2017-2018 [PDF, 1.8MB]

Education Report: Sector engagement on introducing a property disposal threshold for Tertiary Education Institutions and on the risk assessment criteria [PDF 2.7MB]

Education Report: Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) and Te Waharoa Ararau (TWA), Enhancements —  Releases 1 and 2 [PDF, 391KB]

Education Report: 2018-2019 Estimates Examination — Responses to the Standard Estimates Questionnaire [PDF, 936KB]

Education Report: Next Steps for Developing the School Leavers’ Toolkit [PDF, 801KB]

Education Report: New Zealand Qualifications Authority performance — Quarter 3, 2017-2018 [PDF, 559KB]

Education Report: Proposed amendment to the Ministerial consent process to allow wānanga to apply to use a protected term [PDF, 765KB]

Education Report: Agreement to enter into negotiations Papamoa Christian School [PDF, 3MB]

Education Report: Options for managing growth in Papamoa [PDF, 1MB]

Briefing documents

Briefing Note: Future Options for Papamoa Schooling Network [PDF, 1.4MB]

Other documents

Student Loan Scheme quarterly report January — March 2018 [PDF, 2MB]

Joint Report: MOE/NZQA Briefing Release of NCEA data and its uses [PDF, 903KB]

Agreement to enter into negotiations Papamoa Christian School — Annex 1 [PDF, 2.9MB]

Further Information on Primary School Network — Papamoa [PDF, 987KB]

Advice seen by our Ministers - May 2018

Advice seen by our Ministers - April 2018

Education reports

Education Report: Planned approach for development of Education Workforce Strategy 2018 [PDF, 756KB]

Education Report: Education Legislation Bill: content and consultation [PDF, 2.7MB]

Education Report: Alternative Constitution for the Papatoetoe Intermediate School (1428) Board of Trustees [PDF, 2.5MB]

Education Report: Tomorrow's Schools Review [PDF, 3.8MB]

Education Report: Tomorrow's Schools review — update on independent taskforce appointments and Terms of Reference [PDF, 4.3MB]

Education Report: NZQA performance Q2, 2017-2018 [PDF, 2.9MB]

Education Report: Education Boards fees reviews for the Minister of Education [PDF, 2.2MB]

Education Report: Principles of proactive release and how they apply to Crown entity monitoring [PDF, 734KB]

Education Report: Education New Zealand — Quarter 2, 2017-2018 [PDF, 3MB]

Education report: Scope and timing of review of home-based ECE [PDF, 2.7MB]

Education Report: Review of Home-based Early Childhood Education — Draft Terms of Reference [PDF, 1.7MB]

Education Report: Ministerial Youth Advisory Group — Report from Inaugural Meeting February 2018 [PDF, 5MB]

Other documents

Cabinet paper: Education legislation bill — proposed content and stakeholder engagement [PDF, 5.8MB]

Key Message for Consultation on Education Legislation Bill {PDF, 1.3 MB]

Annotated Agenda: ECE Strategy Session [PDF, 620KB]

A3: ECE strategy discussion [PDF, 441KB]

Joint Report: Education Sector Logon operational funding — release of Budget 2017 tagged contingency [PDF, 4.9MB]

Advice seen by our Ministers - March 2018

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