Central Otago Schools selected for new initiative

Waitaki news
Sunday, December 14, 2014

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said it was exciting that a group of Central Otago schools was among 11 groups nationally working together to share expertise, leadership, and quality teaching.

“From term one next year Roxburgh Area School, Maniototo Area School and Twizel Area School, will be working together sharing teachers, principals, and expertise in a way we haven't seen before.

“It’s all part of the Government’s plan to lift achievement in schools and it’s a big win for Central Otago.

“These three schools will work with each other and with their communities to map out the specific areas in which they want to raise student achievement.

“They’ll also agree on a plan to meet the challenges and then they’ll be able to access the Investing in Educational Success funding for new teacher and principal roles and enquiry time.

“The $359 million Investing in Educational Success initiative, aims to lift achievement in Kiwi schools by helping schools share their best resources – their best teachers and principals.

“The Ministry of Education has received 71 expressions of interest so far from schools wanting to form communities. I am excited that one of the first to take part in this initiative is in the Central Otago Area.

“I will be supporting these schools and watching their progress with great interest next year.”