Chris Hipkins is going to find this hard to spin his way.
Three new Charter schools got a good grade from the Education Review Office.
Radio NZ’s John Gerritson obviously didn’t get the union memo.
Three new charter schools have made a good start, according to the Education Review Office.
The reports covered two of the publicly-funded private schools in Auckland, Te Kura Māori o Waatea and Pacific Advance Senior School, and one in Whangarei, Te Kāpehu Whetū -Teina.
The reviews were generally positive, but identified problems such as the need to increase enrolments or develop curriculums.
The report for Pacific Advance Senior School said it had 105 students in Years 11 and 12 at the start of this year and the school had done a good job of engaging them in their learning.
It said many students started at the school well below achievement expectations for their age level and to get students confident and able to complete Level 1 NCEA qualification was a significant success for the school.
It said 36 students were awarded Level 1 NCEA, which was 57 percent of the student body. Read more »