Responses to Official Information Act Requests

We publish responses to Official Information Act (OIA) requests so that information is more readily available to the public.

About OIA responses

Selected OIA responses are published where they release substantive information and are of public interest. Note that the personal details of requesters have been removed. 

If you need any additional information or want to lodge a request for official information, email:

enquiries.national@education.govt.nz

Other information releases

The release of OIAs complements other information that's proactively released by the Ministry including:

  • information that's of significant interest to the public
  • Briefings to Incoming Ministers
  • Budget documents.

Information releases from 2018

OIA responses — key topics

The Ministry often receives requests for information about issues and topics of significant public interest. The following are some responses to key topics and issues:

Orewa College rezoning proposal — OIA response

Marlborough Boys' and Girls' Colleges co-location — OIA response

OIA responses — by date

The following documents are listed in latest release date order.

Response dateDetails of the requestDownload/View
27 November 2018 Protected disclosures guidance Protected disclosures guidance 1164396 [PDF, 2.6 MB]
26 November 2018 Early literacy curriculum Early literacy curriculum 1165464 [PDF, 438 KB]
20 November Reading Recovery Reading Recovery 1163546 [PDF, 7 MB]
8 November 2018 Aspire scholarships Aspire scholarships 1153015  [PDF, 15 MB]
29 October Wainuiomata High School Wainuiomata High School 1158485 [PDF, 3.2 MB]
1 October 2018 Teachers leaving payroll Teachers leaving payroll 1148641 [PDF, 1.4 MB]
21 September 2018 Written Parliamentary Questions 10103(2018), 10271(2018) and 10697(2918) Written Parliamentary Questions 10103(2018), 10271(2018) and 10697(2918) [PDF, 18 MB]
19 September 2018 Historical construction rates Historical construction rates 1149475 [PDF, 971 KB]
17 September 2018 2017 ACET candidates 2017 ACET candidates 1149026 [PDF, 92 KB]
17 September 2018 Schools that have implemented Restorative Practices, under the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) framework PB4L Schools 1148089 [PDF, 7.1 MB]
14 September 2018 Education Summit guest lists and budgets Education Summit guest lists 116686 [PDF, 2.5 MB]
28 August 2018 Alcohol, drug, tobacco and drug exclusions and explusions Alcohol, drug, tobacco and drug exclusions and explusions 1139352 [PDF, 1.4 MB]
24 August 2018 Leaky, mouldy or unsafe school complaints Leaky, mouldy or unsafe school complaints 1138339 [PDF, 3.2 MB]
24 August 2018 Firearms policy submissions Firearms policy submissions 1142756 [PDF, 7 MB]
22 August 2018 School transfers School transfers 1135157 [PDF, 1.2 MB]
16 August 2018 New Zealand Secondary Schools Choir New Zealand Secondary Schhols Choir 1137787 [PDF, 1.5 MB]
13 August 2018 Mahurangi college demand analysis Mahurangi college demand analysis 1139458 [PDF, 6.2 MB]
2 August 2018 Tauranga ESOL funding Tauranga ESOL funding 1138317 [PDF, 2.5 MB]
1 August 2018 Student loans Student loans 1137440 [PDF, 2.1 MB]
12 September 2018 Teacher age distribution Teacher age distribution 1147372 [PDF, 1.7 MB]
27 July 2018 Denied/granted OIA requests Denied/granted OIA requests 1131751 [PDF, 14 MB]
12 July 2018 Internet facilities Internet facilities 1124389 [PDF, 17 MB]
9 July 2018 ABC Sunset Rotorua  ABC Sunset Rotorua 1125640 [PDF, 5.3 MB]
6 July 2018 School network upgrades School network upgrades 1131913 [PDF, 517 KB]
2 July 2018 Teacher professional development Teacher professional development 1124294 [PDF, 1.7 MB]
29 June 2018 The Education Conversation Survey The Education Conversation Survey 1130297 [PDF, 1.9 MB]
28 June 2018 CE Trip CE trip 1128545 [PDF, 1.2 MB]
25 June 2018 Home based ECE Home based ECE 1122362 [PDF, 9.4 MB]
21 June 2018 New Schools in Auckland New schools in Auckland [PDF, 1.4 MB]
20 June 2018 Little Doves School enrolments and inspections Little Doves School enrolments and inspections 1128546 [PDF, 747 KB]
14 June 2018 Home schooling Home schooling 1127231 [PDF, 520 KB]
12 June 2018 Auckland growth Auckland Growth 1117564 [PDF, 15 MB]
11 June 2018 Hamilton early education Hamilton early education 1126184 [PDF, 3 MB]
8 June 2018 Sexual Harassment Sexual Harassment 1125635 [PDF, 400 KB]
1 June 2018 Youth Advisory Group Youth Advisory Group 1126293 [PDF, 16 MB]
1 June 2018 International Education International Education 1119454 [PDF, 16 MB]
31 May 2018 ESOL Rotorua ESOL Rotorua 1124979 [PDF, 767 KB]
28 May 2018 Modern Learning Environment Modern Learning Environment 1124022 [PDF, 2.3 MB]
25 May 2018 ECE visits ECE visits 1120847 [PDF, 1.8 MB]
25 May 2018 NCEA Review NCEA Review 1114995 [PDF, 3.6 MB]
11 May 2018 Funding allocated to St Mary's School, Avondale, Auckland 2017 Funding allocated to St Mary's School, Avondale, Auckland 2017 1120060 [PDF, 1.9 MB]
11 May 2018 Schools on leased land Schools on leased land 1112852 [PDF, 592 KB]
4 May 2018 Northland Place Based Initiative, Kainga Ora - Written question 206(2018) Written Question 206(2018) 1110315 [PDF, 20 MB]
2 May 2018 Interventions Interventions 1110935 [PDF, 1.2 MB]
1 May 2018 Top 10 NZ schools for exclusions, suspensions, expulsions and drugs found in 2017 Top 10 Schools 1117397 [PDF, 9.7 MB]
18 April 2018 Changes to funding for Southbrook, Ashgrove, Rangiora Borough and Sefton Schools Changes to funding for Southbrook, Ashgrove, Rangiora Borough and Sefton Schools 1116076 [PDF, 1023 KB]
4 April 2018 Vocational and Educational Training Vocational and Educational Training 1110158 [PDF, 23 MB]
28 March 2018 Mandatory civics education in years 11 and 13 Mandatory civics education in years 11 and 13 1099522 [PDF, 1.4 MB]
28 March 2018 Teacher transfer costs Teacher Transfer costs 1112700 [PDF, 1.6 MB]
29 March 2018 Suppliers payment terms Suppliers payment terms 1115119 [PDF, 1 MB]
23 March 2018 ECE Organisations with licences cancelled ECE Organisations with licences cancelled 1109784 [PDF, 3.3 MB]
16 March 2018 Tertiary education documents – BERL apprenticeship reports, fees free provision OIA response: Tertiary education documents – BERL apprenticeship reports, fees free provision [PDF, 2.8 MB]
15 March 2018 The Policies and Procedures Manual The Policies and Procedures Manual 1109277 [PDF, 3.8 MB]
12 March 2018 Educational trip Educational trip 1107405 [PDF, 955 KB]
8 March 2018 School start age School start age 1099516 [PDF, 24 MB]
6 March 2018 Cambridge and Cambridge East School growth predicitons Cambridge and Cambridge East School growth predictions 1102619 [PDF, 30 MB]
5 March 2018 Voluntary school donations Voluntary school donations 1099522 [PDF, 6.3 MB]
1 March 2018 Kai Eke Panuku cost Kai Eke Panuku cost 1103149 [PDF, 1.1 MB]
28 February 2018 Alternative education Alternative education 1105241 [PDF, 3.1 MB]
26 Februrary 2018 Stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions and expulsions Stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions and expulsions 1103112 [PDF, 4.7 MB]
20 February 2018 Cost of design for Ministry of Education annual reports [PDF, 5.1 MB]Cost of design for Ministry of Education annual reports 1102331 [PDF, 1.5 MB]
19 February 2018 Fees free Fees free 1097265 [PDF, 5.1 MB]
7 February 2018 National school student forecasts National school student forecasts 1092026 [PDF, 1.3 MB]
30 Januray 2018 Decile replacement system Decile replacement system 1096803 [PDF, 537 KB]
19 January 2018 Truancy Truancy [PDF, 2.9 MB]
19 January 2018 Ongoing Resource Scheme Ongoing Resource Scheme 1090939 [PDF, 4.8 MB]
17 January 2018 Physical Restraint Physical Restraint 1094622 [PDF, 2.6 MB]
17 January 2018 Physical Restraint Physical Restraint 109324 [PDF, 5.1 MB]
8 January 2018 Total annual salary costs for CE and CE direct reports Total annual salary costs for CE and CE direct reports 1097440 [PDF, 3 MB]
20 December 2017 Stand down, suspension, exclusion and expulsion (ages 5-18) OIA response [PDF, 5.8 MB]
14 December 2017 Karori Campus documentation OIA response [PDF, 3.8 MB] Attachment [PDF, 12 MB]
11 December 2017 Category 5 school buildings OIA response [PDF, 5.5 MB]
11 December 2017 Stand down, suspension, exclusion and expulsion (international students) OIA response [PDF, 1.2 MB]
7 December 2017 NZSTA funding OIA response [PDF, 1.9 MB]
7 December 2017 Transport guidance OIA response [PDF, 147 KB] Attachment [PDF, 1.4 MB]
6 December 2017 Orewa / Silverdale / Wainui district schooling OIA response [PDF, 127 KB]
4 December 2017 Interim Response Funding (South Canterbury) OIA response [PDF, 5 MB]
4 December 2017 Voluntary donations OIA response [PDF, 1.8 MB]
28 November 2017 School house stock OIA response [PDF, 1.2 MB]
28 November 2017 Physical restraint reporting OIA response [PDF, 5.4 MB]
21 November 2017 Kapiti Coast demographic review OIA response [PDF, 5.3 MB]
20 November 2017 Physical restraint notifications OIA response [PDF, 2.8 MB]
17 November 2017 School property costs (Canterbury) OIA response [PDF, 1.5 MB]
8 November 2017 Commissioners (Northland) OIA response [PDF, 213 KB]
4 November 2017 Vandalism (Waitakere) OIA response [PDF, 1.8 MB]
3 November 2017 Stand down, suspension, exclusion and expulsion (Otago) OIA response [PDF, 1.3 MB]
27 October 2017 51% capacity or below  OIA response [PDF, 1.2 MB] Attachment [PDF, 751 KB]
20 October 2017 ECE Teachers OIA response [PDF, 1.6 MB]
19 October 2017 Donations (South Canterbury) OIA response [PDF, 1.6 MB]
16 October 2017 Post-occupancy evaluations OIA response [PDF, 857 KB]
15 October 2017 Karori Campus OIA response [PDF, 1.5 MB]
13 October 2017 Documents received by the Minister of Education OIA response [PDF, 7.4 MB]
10 October 2017 Skill Start - 1996 Cabinet paper OIA response [PDF, 4 MB]
9 October 2017 Psychometric assessments OIA response [PDF, 988 KB]
26 September 2017 Property maintenance funding OIA response [PDF, 2.3 MB]
20 September 2017 Total expenditure (teachers) OIA response [PDF, 964 KB]
19 September 2017 Commissioners (current) OIA response [PDF, 4.8 MB]
6 September 2017 BOT expenses  OIA response [PDF, 2.1 MB] Attachment [PDF, 1.8 MB]
1 September 2017 Vehicle information OIA response [PDF, 858 KB]
22 August 2017 Acoustics information  OIA response [PDF, 809 KB] Attachment [PDF, 2.9 MB]
9 August 2017 Holidays Act compliance OIA response [PDF, 1.5 MB] Attachment [PDF, 12 MB]
9 August 2017 ORS Funding (Wairarapa) OIA response [PDF, 7.2 MB]
8 August 2017 Māori Immersion Teacher Allowance OIA response [PDF, 840 KB]
1 August 2017 Vandalism (Christchurch) OIA response [PDF, 1.7 MB]
25 July 2017 ITE information OIA response [PDF, 1.9 MB]
11 July 2017  Assets and liabilities for schools  OIA response [PDF, 1.2 MB]
27 June 2017 ESOL Funding (South Canterbury) OIA response [PDF, 2.2 MB]
26 June 2017 Sale of school property (Canterbury) OIA response [PDF, 1.8 MB]
21 June 2017 Leased Buildings (Canterbury) OIA response [PDF, 1.9 MB]
20 June 2017 Non-enrolment notifications OIA response [PDF, 1.8 MB]
15 June 2017 Student attendance data OIA response [PDF, 2 MB]
14 June 2017 WannaCry Ransomware OIA response [PDF, 3.7 MB]
12 June 2017 Banks Ave School OIA response [PDF, 937 KB] Attachment [PDF, 7.8 MB]
7 June 2017 ORS funding (Auckland) OIA response [PDF, 100 KB]Attachment [PDF, 114 KB]
30 May 2017 Long Term Investment Plan OIA response [PDF, 2.1 MB] Attachment [PDF, 6.2 MB]
26 May 2017 ORS funding OIA response [PDF, 1.4 MB] Attachment 1 [PDF, 787 KB] Attachment 2 [PDF, 645 KB]
26 May 2017 KPMG Christchurch Schools report OIA response [PDF, 11 MB] Attachment [PDF, 5 MB]
22 May 2017 Stand-downs and suspensions (regional information) OIA response [PDF, 1.6 MB]
22 May 2017 Salisbury School information OIA response [PDF, 2 MB]
22 May 2017 Possible changes to the decile system OIA response [PDF, 1.5 MB] Attachment [PDF, 2.7 MB]
16 May 2017 Gifted Education  OIA response [PDF, 700 KB] Attachment 1 [PDF, 960 KB]
10 May 2017 Ministry communication staff OIA response [PDF, 2.5 MB] 
28 April 2017 Communications about the 'Sweeny Todd' incident OIA response [PDF, 2 MB]
27 April 2017 Auckland roll growth information OIA response [PDF, 995 KB] Attachment [PDF, 7.5 MB]
13 April 2017 Staff secondment information  OIA response  [PDF, 2.4 MB]
12 April 2017 Ultra fast broadband roll-out OIA response [PDF, 1.2 MB]
12 April 2017 Reports about the National Transportable Programme OIA response [PDF, 5.6 MB] 
4 April 2017 School donations data (2000-2015) OIA response  [PDF, 1.5 MB]Attachment [PDF, 9.6 MB]
22 March 2017 School operating deficits (Otago / Southland) OIA response  [PDF, 9.8 MB]
20 March 2017 Documents regarding the School Transport Operational Efficiencies initiative  OIA response [PDF, 2.6 MB] Attachment  [PDF, 7.4 MB]
16 March 2017 Second Annual Report at Rangiora High School OIA response [PDF, 701 KB] Attachment  [PDF, 19 MB]
15 March 2017 Decile rating information  OIA response  [PDF, 1.4 MB]Attachment [PDF, 774 KB]
8 March 2017 Details on Ministry investigations into fraud in schools  OIA response [PDF, 3.3 MB] 
28 February 2017 Details on vehicles owned by the Ministry OIA response  [PDF, 2.6 MB]
27 February 2017 Information about fax machines operated by the Ministry OIA response [PDF, 1.4 MB]
22 February 2017 Information about the latest PISA results OIA respponse [PDF, 1.8 MB] Attachment [PDF, 4.8 MB]
22 February 2017 Information about Rangiora High School  OIA response  [PDF, 4.2 MB] Attachment [PDF, 3.8 MB]
13 February 2017 Teach First NZ documents OIA response [PDF, 3.4 MB]
3 February 2017 New Building Standard - Wellington Schools OIA response [PDF, 2 MB]
30 January 2017 Information about Professional Learning and Development panels OIA response [PDF, 2.2 MB] 
26 January 2017 Professional Learning and Development accreditation OIA response [PDF, 1.7 MB]

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