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Charter Schools, Education policies, Partnership Schools

Latest Charter School hopefuls named

This is the short list of applicants being considered for the next round of charter (partnership) schools.  The next round will see only 2 new charter schools, which are due to open in 2016.

Applicant Name School Type Proposed Proposed Location
Alliance Health Plus Trust Years 9-13+ Mangere
Bay of Plenty Childrens Education Charitable Trust Years 1-8 Whakatane
Central Pacific Collective and Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira Years 9-13+ Porirua
Davidic Centre Years 1-9 Porirua
First Community Trust Years 7-10 Lower Hutt
Kia Ata Mai Educational Trust Years 7-13+ Hamilton
Nga Tamariki Puawai Charter Schools Limited Years 1-13+ South Auckland
Out and About Life Education Trust (Application 1) Years 0-3 Manurewa
Out and About Life Education Trust (Application 2) Years 0-3 North Shore
Pacific Innovations NZ Trust Years 9-13+ Manukau
Pacific Peoples Advancement Trust Years 11-13+ Avondale
Paradigm Shift Rangatahi Limited Years 0-3 Waipawa
Port Nicholson Settlement Trust Years 9-13+ Wellington
Te Aratika Trust Years 11-13+ Napier
Te Kohao Health Years 1-8 Hamilton
Te Runanga o Turanganui a kiwa Years 9-13+ Gisborne
Te Runanga o Whaingaroa Years 9-13+ Kaeo
Te Waii Uu Whanau Trust Years 1-13+ Waimana
Te Whanau o Waipareira Years 9-13+ West Auckland
The Policy Shop Years 7-10 Auckland
The Summit Academy Limited Years 3-8 Onehunga

It is rather astounding that any new charter schools are being opened when the ones already in place are yet to prove themselves. So far there has been little to no innovation, little to no partnering with industry or businesses outside education, just lots of money banked. It hardly seems like a compelling backdrop for more.

Still, two new ones are coming…

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