Schools Warned not to Set Debt Collectors on Families that Don’t Pay ‘Voluntary Donations’

New Zealand is getting an F in its international education rankings, and its NCEA high school qualification has fallen into disrepute. The NCEA, a second-rate ‘made-in-NZ’ substitute for the Cambridge International Examinations, has been called a …credit accumulation exercise. The NCEA system encourages schools and students to choose soft-option unit standards and easier achievement standards…

NZ’s Education System Gets a Resounding F, Must Try Harder.

New Zealand’s home spun education system is often touted to the lucrative billion dollar international student market as “world class”. However,  many immigrant families from first world countries say it is over sold and under-delivered and their kids stand still for a couple of years after they emigrate to New Zealand. Read Stories about Education:…

Migrant Tales – Teaching in New Zealand and the NCEA

Continuing in our series of Migrant Tales, first hand accounts of the migrant experience of New Zealand taken from locations around the net. Today’s tale was first published on an emigration forum. The author is an expat living in the South Island, and tells of the difficulties that immigrant teachers have securing employment. The impending…

Teaching In NZ – A Migrant’s Exit Interview Revisited

A Migrant’s Tale revisited. Occasionally E2NZ  takes a look back at an old blog entry when its content becomes topical again. After American teacher Gregg Smith published his book “Swimming in the Cesspool – An American Teacher’s Nightmare Encounter with New Zealand Secondary Education” migrants working in the teaching profession are in the NZ news again,…