New Zealand Education System

NZ state schools are chronically underfunded with parents expected to make voluntary donations to prop-up the system, often $100s of dollars a year, plus subject fees, course materials, uniforms etc. Schools are graded according to a decile rating system, the highest rated schools (decile 10) require a larger “voluntary” contribution from families than the lower…

New Zealand Education System

NZ state schools are chronically underfunded with parents expected to make voluntary donations to prop-up the system, often $100s of dollars a year, plus subject fees, course materials, uniforms etc. Schools are graded according to a decile rating system, the highest rated schools (decile 10) require a larger “voluntary” contribution from families than the lower…