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Wednesday 1 February 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Education, National


Education Minister sends well wishes for new school year
Apii Rutaki Year 6 students enjoyed their P.E classes on their first week of school. 23012722 / 23012723.

Vaine (Mac) Mokoroa says he has and will continue to take a personal interest in the level of performance of each of the schools.

As the Education Minister, Mokoroa had welcomed and wished all students and teachers a 2023 new year’s greetings. Mokoroa says education remains as a priority for the government. 

"This investment into our education will secure our future leaders for our future generation."

Mokoroa says there is no doubt there will be some principal and staff changes in some of the schools.

A week ago Araura College's Gaylyn Lockington took a break from her teaching career to spend more time with her family.

She handed the reins to incoming principal Corina Ngatamariki.

And new Tereora College principal Mona Ngaau addressed the assembly on Monday.

She said that she was humbled and honoured to welcome the students, new staff members and appointments within the school.

Apii Arorangi welcomed their new principal Annie Kauvarevai last week.

Meanwhile, Mokoroa said that as we move into the new year, parents and caregivers at the college level are reminded of the changes to programmes.

He said it is prudent at the NCEA level to align with the New Zealand accreditation system.

He added that this year will be a busy year, with COVID fizzling out, the preparation of the 200 years celebration of the arrival of Christianity.

"The Government and Ministry are aligning school terms to minimise disruptions on our children study."