More Central Otago schools join education programme

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said she it was exciting that even more Central Otago schools were forming communities of learning in a Government programme aimed at lifting student achievement.

“Cromwell College, Cromwell Primary School, Goldfields Primary School, Alexandra and Clyde Schools, Dunstan High, Millers Flat, Omakau and Poolburn Schools, along with St Gerard’s and The Terrace School have now linked together.

“This is a great opportunity for local children and it is exciting that it’s happening right here in Central Otago.

“This is about Central Otago schools working together and sharing expertise for the benefit of local children.

"Local kids will gain from the shared teaching practices and expertise on offer, with teachers working alongside each other on goals to help improve educational outcomes in the classroom.

“Roxburgh Area School, Maniototo Area School and Twizel Area School, have already been working together this year as part of the Government’s $359 million Investing in Educational Success initiative and now we have another 11 schools in the area now set to reap the benefits.

“Research shows that quality of education and school leadership are the two most important factors in a child’s education, so the Government is supporting those areas with this funding.

“Across the country, 793 schools have now committed to working together to raise student achievement – impacting on nearly 250,000 Kiwi kids.

“This is about a third of New Zealand students who will now benefit from their schools sharing expertise and resources.”

Mrs Dean said in August of this year  Waimate High, Makikihi, Morven, Waihao Downs, Waimate Main and Waituna Creek Schools, which are also in the Waitaki electorate, joined the initiative as well.



Authorised by Jacqui Dean MP, 127 Thames Street, Oamaru