Te Kura is required to collect personal information from students in order to comply with the requirements of the Ministry of Education and the Education Act 1989. This information will be used for:
- the educational and general advancement of the student
- carrying out the activities of the school.
The school may also provide this information to other third parties if the information relates to the education, health, welfare or safety of the student, both during and after enrolment at Te Kura. These third parties include:
- government agencies such as the Ministry of Education, New Zealand Qualifications Authority and the Ministry of Social Development
- online education providers that Te Kura recommends to its students.
Student name, identification number and email address may be provided to online providers to facilitate registration on their sites. By submitting an application for enrolment, students authorise the school to disclose such personal information to third parties in accordance with this privacy statement.
Parents and guardians’ access to information
Under the Education Act 1989 and the National Administration Guidelines, parents and guardians have the right to access information directly relating to matters concerning the education of their child/student.
Personal information about a student
Under the Privacy Act 1993, any other personal information about a student held by Te Kura can only be released to the student. Personal information about a student will only be released to another party, including parents and guardians, with the student’s written permission or where the Privacy Act provides for an exception to be made.
Requesting access to/correcting personal information
Students have the right to access and request corrections to personal information held by the school by putting a request in writing to the school’s Privacy Officer.
Any requests for personal information about a student not directly related to their education should also be put in writing to the school’s Privacy Officer.
Providing information to online education providers
Increasingly, Te Kura is facilitating access for its students to a variety of online education providers that offer programmes and resources of value to students. These sites are designed for the New Zealand Curriculum and NCEA, and Te Kura recommends these sites to our students as they provide learning resources, which can supplement Te Kura courses. Te Kura makes every effort to confirm that these providers have robust privacy policies and are secure in terms of maintaining personal data.
To facilitate access to these providers, Te Kura sends the provider the name, identification number and email address of each student enrolled in related courses. The provider will then email the student with registration instructions. Registration is not compulsory. If a student does not want to register, they do not have to do so.
Any students with questions, concerns or feedback about such online education providers, the sites, or the registration process should email firstname.lastname@example.org.