New Zealand Labour Party

What we're doing in education

We want to work together to create a modern, inclusive, and forward-thinking education system. One that will set our country up for the future. One that meets the needs of all our students - and their teachers. And one that will guide learning in New Zealand for generations to come. 

We're making sure our children can make the most of the opportunities of the future.

We’re building more schools and classrooms – planning for future growth, and we're taking financial pressure off families.

Our plan for education includes:

  • Big investment into new schools and classrooms for 100,000 extra students by 2030
  • Funding for an additional 2,480 teacher training positions
  • New Zealand history will become part of our core curriculum and taught in all schools and kura throughout the motu by 2022
  • Working with business to deliver a new vocational training system to increase the number of people in trade training and plug nationwide skills gaps.

These achievements are just the start - we know we can't make up for years of under-investment all at once. We're committed to making New Zealand's education system the best for students and for teachers.