13 Feb Fifth Partnership School application round opens

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A fifth Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua application round is now open, Under-Secretary to the Minister of Education, David Seymour, has announced.

Expressions of Interest will be accepted from now until 3 March.

“Partnership Schools provide talented educators with the opportunity to innovate, meeting student needs through specialisation and local knowledge,” says Mr Seymour.

Applicants should have either a focus on science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) or on priority learners (Māori, Pasifika, students from low socio-economic backgrounds, and students with special education needs.)

Round 5 also invites applications from TEIs (Tertiary Education Institutions) interested in sponsoring Partnership Schools.

Tender documents are available here: https://www.gets.govt.nz/MEDU/ExternalTenderDetails.htm?id=18381396

This round will see successful applicants opening their school(s) in 2019.

Applicants are also encouraged to contact E Tipu e Rea (www.etipuerea.org), an independent organisation that supports prospective Partnership Schools sponsors.

Round 5 is expected to deliver around five new schools.

Round 4, for schools opening in 2018, is still underway. The outcome of this application round will be announced in due course.

Media contact: Louis Houlbrooke 04 817 9561 / 021 950 191