Minister of Education



New Ministerial List (pdf 44.06 KB)

Hekia Parata remains in the position of Minister of Education

A number of Ministers continue largely in their current portfolio responsibilities. These include Steven Joyce in Economic Development,  Hekia Parata in Education, Murray McCully in Foreign Affairs, Nathan Guy in Primary Industries, Tim Groser in Trade and Climate Change, and Nicky Wagner in Customs.

Nikki Kaye Associate Minister of Education



Chris Hipkins Spokesperson for Education
Spokesperson for Early Childhood Education
Megan Woods Associate Spokesperson for Education

Green Party

Catherine Delahunty Spokesperson Education


From the Smiths:

Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here


Needing help for your home schooling journey:


Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting started


Information on getting an exemption

This link is motivational:

Exemption Form online:

Coming Events:


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  1. Kia ora everyone,

    My wife Laura and I home-school our five boys in Papamoa. Recently we read and responded to the MoE survey feedback initiative. Our thanks go to Barbara Smith for researching and articulating her thoughts, feelings and suggestions on this website. We agree with many of them and informed the MoE in our feedback. On a different personal note I would like to share that my family does not need rewrite or reapply for an exemption for home-schooling even though we lived in Australia for 7 months in 2013. Candida from the Hamilton Office clarified this with me this morning. Be encouraged and keep educating your children to the very best of your ability.

    Nga mihi nui

    Kenneth and Laura Setiu

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