More students achieving in the Kaikoura electorate

Kaikoura news
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Local MP Stuart Smith says that more of our kids are gaining NCEA Level 2 is something parents will be very happy to hear. 

In 2015, 86.1% of local 18-year-olds achieved NCEA Level 2, up from 81.2% in 2014, and already well ahead of the goal to reach 85% achievement by 2017.

"This means good things for the futures of local kids.  Our teachers and students are working hard and the results are showing,” Mr Smith said.

 “This Government is committed to ensuring all young New Zealanders can achieve educational success.

“The Public Achievement Information tells us that in 2015, 83.3 per cent of 18-year-olds achieved NCEA Level 2 across New Zealand – that’s about 38,000 more kids than in 2008 achieving a qualification which will help prepare them for further study or work.

“This information is helping teachers provide the right support to the right students, and keeping parents and communities informed.  We all have a part to play,” Mr Smith said.

For more information visit www.educationcounts.govt.nz