Te Kura learning programmes expanded to support students affected by COVID-19 disruptions

Senior secondary students impacted by disruptions due to COVID-19 can access additional support thanks to a time-limited funding boost, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced yesterday.

The additional support for Auckland NCEA students includes:

Te Kura Chief Executive Mike Hollings says the temporary expansion of Te Kura Big Picture and Summer School learning programmes will provide an opportunity to have a positive impact on students’ lives.

“Our learning programmes are focused on placing young people at the centre of their learning in a way that is relevant to them. Their learning is based on their needs, interests and goals.”

Te Kura is preparing for its sixth year of Summer School. Working in partnership with schools, Te Kura Summer School offers students the opportunity to achieve the NCEA credits they need to go on to further study, training, or to secure a job.

Mike Hollings says that Te Kura is looking forward to developing more partnerships with schools this year.

“We are pleased to play a part in the joint effort of the Ministry of Education and so many other educators, schools, and kura to support students and whānau affected by COVID-19.”

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