More students achieving National Standards

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Media statement

 

9 August 2016

 

More students achieving National Standards in Wairarapa

Local MP Alastair Scott says that more of our kids in Wairarapa achieving NCEA Level 2 is something parents will be very happy to hear. 

“In 2015, 84.6 per cent of our local 18-year-olds achieved NCEA Level 2, up 2 percentage points from 2014, and nearing the Government’s target of 85 per cent.

"This means good things for the futures of local kids.  Our teachers and students are working hard and the results are showing,” Alastair Scott said.

“We know the earlier our children get started in education, the better off they will be.  The early childhood years are vital to a child’s development and to their future ability,” Alastair Scott said.

“This Government is committed to ensuring all young New Zealanders can achieve educational success.

“The Public Achievement Information tells us that in 2015, 83.3 per cent of 18-year-olds achieved NCEA Level 2 across New Zealand – that’s about 38,000 more kids than in 2008 achieving a qualification which will help prepare them for further study or work.

“This information is helping teachers provide the right support to the right students, and keeping parents and communities informed.  We all have a part to play,” Alastair Scott said.

For more information visit www.educationcounts.govt.nz

ENDS

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Authorised by Alastair Scott, Member of Parliament for Wairarapa