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New Youth Advisory Group: young people to have their say

Issue: Volume 96, Number 14

Posted: 14 August 2017
Reference #: 1H9dww

Registrations of interest are now open for an exciting opportunity to join other young people who want to have a say on the education system in
New Zealand.

The Ministerial Youth Advisory Group and Online Youth Forum have been set up to strengthen young people’s voice in our education system. It will enable young people to have more influence on the education system and issues that affect them.

“This is about ensuring that young people
are at the heart of decisions made about education in New Zealand,” says Education Minister Nikki Kaye, who made the announcement on 1 August.

“I want them to be able to share their experiences of our education system, as well as ideas about any improvements we can make.”

Ten young people will be selected for the advisory group. Young people will also have the opportunity to participate in an online youth forum which will discuss and test the insights gathered from the advisory group.

The Youth Advisory Group will meet quarterly from February 2018 and participants will decide what topics will be discussed at each meeting during the first induction meeting later this year. Topics might include student wellbeing, which education priorities matter to them, or their perspectives on technology and the use of digital tools in learning and assessment.

The insights from both groups will then be shared with the Ministry of Education and other education agencies.

Spread the word about the new advisory group among your networks and encourage your students, sons, daughters, nieces, and nephews to register their interest online. 

Registrations of interest will close on Sunday 3 September.

For mor information visit https://education.govt.nz/youth-advisory-group(external link)

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

Posted: 9:00 am, 14 August 2017

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