you're reading...
Celebrating teachers, Education, New Zealand, Research on Education

NZ Mood of the Nation Review: Education

New Zealanders are generally confident and happy with their teachers and schools, confirms the annual Mood of the Nation Review.

well-done-starTeachers came 4th in the occupational respect ratings,with doctors, nurses and the police in the top 3 spots.

NZEI report that “[p]ublic confidence in primary schools increased by 4 percent in 2015, with 69 percent of those surveyed expressing a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence.” Only GPs topped that rating.

This is excellent, and shows again that Kiwis feel teachers and schools are doing a great job.

However, it’s not all good news:

Asked to look ahead 10 years, New Zealanders were not as positive as in 2014…

The biggest fall was for education which had been trending upwards. The number expecting education to improve over a ten year time frame fell from 43% to 35%.

People are concerned that education is going to go downhill. They are not confident that the policies in place are moving education in the right direction. Why not, I wonder.

It might pay for academics, teachers unions and the Education Ministry to investigate this further and find out what is concerning parents.

Right now, we have people’s confidence – together we must ensure we keep it.



About Save Our Schools NZ

"One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds." Gandhi


2 thoughts on “NZ Mood of the Nation Review: Education

  1. If you asked teachers and principals to look forward ten years most would wish that they were retired by then given what is taking place in education policy right now.


    Posted by Paul | February 5, 2016, 12:02 pm
  2. A subject no political member touches, why are Primary Teachers Paid so much lesser than Secondary/ High teachers? And why are Principals given so much allowance and they read a salary of $120 000+?


    Posted by rene | February 5, 2016, 3:57 pm

Share your thoughts:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow Save Our Schools NZ on

Category list:


%d bloggers like this: