I do wonder if we could enroll young people better if you could sign them up once they turned 17, so you could enroll people as part of year 13 at high school - say July or August.
And then put them on a holding roll until they turned 18. Even if they moved in between you're likely to have their parents address for many of them.
It does seem strange that so much work goes into getting people onto the roll, when some months or a year earlier we had them all sitting in a room twiddling their thumbs, looking forward to the day when they could buy alcohol legally (and vote)
We had someone come and get all the Year 13s who were 18 or who would be 18 by the election to fill in a form.
I believe Otumoetai College has a pool that they build in partnership with Tauranga City Council. From memory, I think it is a school pool during school hours and a community pool outside school hours.
Sounds sensible considering the cost of running and maintaining a pool. Better than no pool which, unfortunately, the case for many schools.
so decile rankings are based on data from 2006? Even though we have data from 2013? I tried reading the transcript you linked to but I'm not sure 'what Hekia Parata actually said'
Could this be part of the musings of the minister about decile rankings being a 'blunt tool' ???
So the decile ratings for schools (10% per decile) is based on schools rather than student numbers. As in top 10% ranked schools (using their socio-economic criteria) are in decile 10.
Then according to the article there has been a drift of students up the decile rankings (less students in decile 1-6, more in 7-10).
The recent census data would mean there could be a real shake up of a schools decile rating now that the data is not ancient?
/me thinking aloud
Our decile 8 high school HOD Maths told me that only 38% of our year 9s were at the level they should be for maths when they started at our school this year.
I agree about class sizes. I could never figure out why John Hattie put one-on-one time for teacher/student interactions as being very important but not class size. In my experience class size directly impacts on the amount of one-on-one time I spend with my students. I have direct experience of this - for example this year my smallest class has only 12 students in in and my largest has 30.
The above story also has about a dozen photos of the action on the night. They reckon around 900 people turned up to watch at the PG which is a pretty good turnout for something that is relatively new to the Bay.
"The data on consultant expenditure was released to freelance journalist Keith Ng under the Official Information Act."
is Napier NZ's most colourful city? I think so!
same with us - love MT commentary, not so much the picture.
Had to watch TV One for the semi as the HD picture was far superior. Lucky we had so much cheering and excitement that we drowned out a lot of the commentary. Turned back to MT after the game for their post-match summing up.