Ministry of Education

The following key areas summarise the overall focus of the Ministry's work:

1) More children gaining strong learning foundations;

2) More students participating in and achieving in education;

3) Provision of services - directly and indirectly - to children and young people with special education needs;

4) Better quality schools and teachers;

5) More people continuing to develop their capabilities;

6) Maori education;

7) Families and communities more strongly engaged in education;

8) Increasing Ministry capability

The Ministry aims to build on the results already achieved so that we can make a significant difference to further the achievement of improved outcomes for our students, families and communities and enhance the country's long-term economic prosperity and social wellbeing.