Almost 775,000 Kiwi kids heading to school this week

Education Minister Chris Hipkins sends his best wishes to the many thousands of Kiwi kids who are off to school this week.

“Almost 775,000 students are heading to school and I hope they are all looking forward to a new or first year of learning, friendships and developing new skills,” Mr Hipkins said.

“For more than 10,000 five-year-olds and their parents it will be an even more exciting time as our youngest students go through the school gates for the first time. They’ll meet their first school teacher, learn about school routines and make new friends.

“Over the next four terms more than 50,000 new five-year-olds will also start school. Almost all of them will have attended early childhood education.

“They will begin learning to read and write and learn about the arts, maths, health, science, social sciences and technology.

“Parents looking for practical advice about how to prepare for the big day can find back-to-school tips on the Ministry of Education’s website,” Mr Hipkins said.

 

 

 

Projected Number of New Entrants and total enrolments, by Regional Council, 2018

 

 

 

Regional Council

Year 1 Entire School Year

Year 1 Beginning of School Year

Year 1-13 Beginning of School Year

July 2017 Actual Roll*

July 2016 Actual Roll*

 

Northland Region

2,530

420

30,400

30,199

29,702

 

Auckland Region

22,250

3,710

258,900

265,616

262,665

 

Waikato Region

6,590

1,100

79,300

79,127

77,352

 

Bay of Plenty Region

4,280

710

54,300

53,395

52,558

 

Gisborne Region

760

130

9,600

9,349

9,344

 

Hawkes Bay Region

2,390

400

30,700

30,316

29,751

 

Taranaki Region

1,690

280

20,900

20,436

20,139

 

Manawatu-Wanganui Region

3,240

540

40,400

39,800

39,297

 

Wellington Region

6,420

1,070

80,200

81,134

80,261

 

Marlborough Region

560

90

6,900

6,724

6,652

 

Nelson Region

630

110

8,600

8,595

8,503

 

Tasman Region

620

100

8,100

8,053

7,892

 

West Coast Region

380

60

4,500

4,531

4,571

 

Canterbury Region

7,290

1,210

91,800

93,725

92,089

 

Otago Region

2,480

410

32,800

32,097

31,416

 

Chatham Is. County

10

0

100

74

79

 

Southland Region

1,360

230

16,800

16,544

16,488

 

Total*

63,480

10,580

774,300

779,715

768,759

 

                     

 

*Excludes International Fee-Paying students, Alternative Education Students, Correspondence students, and students at schools with campuses in multiple regions.

Note the regional estimates may not sum to the total due to rounding


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