Education Act Changes

The new legislation came into effect on 19 May 2017.

We have created an overview of these changes.


NZSTA will continue to update you with factsheets, newsletters and through our website. 

You can call 0800 782 435 or email


Effective governance - Working in partnership

Effective governance - working in partnership has been developed to help school boards of trustees understand their governance role and responsibilities. As a trustee, if you are clear about your role and responsibilities and what you are accountable for, then you have a sound basis for thinking about the accountabilities, roles and responsibilities of others in the school.

To support school trustees in their important role, the Ministry of Education commissioned BoardWorks International, and worked with the New Zealand School Trustee Association (NZSTA), to produce Effective governance - Working in partnership. This resource outlines effective governance's purpose, principles and practices.

Effective governance - Working in partnership (pdf)

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