Campbell Live went to a Partnership school (Charter School) for a day to find out what is happening.
Remember that Labour has said they will abolish charter schools in the unlikely event they are elected, despite the wishes of parents and despite any evidence to suggest they are not effective. Labour simply does what the teacher unions demand.
From the outside, South Auckland Middle School looks like any other, but go back a year and you’d be hearing very different things about it.
Occupying part of the Elim buildings in Manurewa, South Auckland Middle School is one of New Zealand’s first charter schools â today Campbell Live spent the day inside to find out how it works.
Academic manager Alwyn Poole says it is actually much simpler than people have made it out to be.
“The Government has contracted with us and then funded us as a state school to provide something different for the children in this area,” says Mr Poole.
Principal Wendy Greig is a registered teacher – she says being in charge at a charter school hasn’t changed how she does her job.
“Ultimately, the school’s job is the same too,” says Ms Greig. “We are not there to compete with other schools – we have just a slightly different way of running a school”.
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