A message from Iona Holsted

Issue: Volume 97, Number 22

Posted: 6 December 2018
Reference #: 1H9pXM

As we near the end of another year, I want to thank you all for the work you are doing every day to support the learning of our children and young people.

Iona Holsted, Secretary for Education

It’s heartening that more than 43,000 New Zealanders from all walks of life have engaged with the Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga so far – whether through the online surveys, the summits, hui, fono or other workshops for the range of reviews that are underway. This engagement reflects the high value and importance that New Zealanders place on our education system.

A key part of the work programme is the Education Workforce Strategy that we are developing in partnership with sector representatives. This is a strategy to identify and plan for the skills and roles likely to be needed in the education workforce of the future – from now out to the year 2032 – for early learning, Māori-medium, primary and secondary schooling. You can read more about this in the article ‘Designing our education workforce for the future’ .

I look forward to working with you through the next phases of the conversation, and then the big job of implementing any changes the Government decides upon.

Meanwhile you can continue to find regular progress updates, and opportunities to get involved, on the Education Conversation| Kōrero Mātauranga website:
conversation.education.govt.nz(external link)

Please enjoy a safe and well-deserved break with friends and whānau this holiday season.

Nāku noa, nā
Iona Holsted, Secretary for Education

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 12:56 pm, 6 December 2018

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