11 November 2009

Free seminar for new migrants

Introduction to the NZ Education System

When : Thursday 25th November 2009
Time : 6.00pm -7.00pm

Where : Room 3, Te Awa Kairangi building
Corner of Laings Rd and Myrtle St, Lower Hutt

Guest presenter : Abdi Bihi, Migrant and Refugee Education Coordinator, Ministry of Education

Topics covered :
  • NZ education system - teaching and learning in New Zealand
  • Types of schools and how schools are managed
  • What schools teach: the curriculum; levels of schooling from early childhood education to secondary schooling
  • Assessment and reporting
  • Parents rights and responsibilities in education
  • Challenges for migrants and refugee students
  • Children with special needs
There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

Light supper will be provided.

To register contact
Vesna West
Settlement Support Coordinator
Community Development
Hutt City Council
(04) 570 6786 or email
vesna.west@huttcity .govt.nz

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