is the most populous region of New Zealand. It contains a few small rural primary schools, some small town primary and secondary schools, and a large number of city schools.
In New Zealand schools, students begin formal education in Year 1
at the age of five. Year 13
is the final year of secondary education. Years 14 and 15 refer to adult education facilities.State schools
are those fully funded by the government and at which no fees can be charged, although a donation
is commonly requested. A state integrated school is a state school with a special character based on a religious or philosophical belief. A private school
charges fees to its students.
indicates the socio-economic group that the school catchment area falls into. A rating of 1 indicates a poor area; a rating of 10 a well-off one. The decile ratings used here come from the Ministry of Education Te Kete Ipurangi
website and from the decile change spreadsheet listed in the references. The deciles were last revised using information from the 2006 Census. The Ministry of Education institution number <!--, given in the last... Read More