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Addendum to the Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Enrolment and Dual-Tuition Policy

Pursuant to section 68 of the Education and Training Act 2020, and acting under the delegated authority of the Minister of Education, I hereby fix the following additional enrolment criteria for Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu.

These criteria come into effect on 1 February 2024.


This document sets out the criteria for additional government-funded full-time enrolment access to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu to provide education support to students who are at-risk of further disengagement from school. This gateway will allow students to enrol directly with Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu and be supported by iwi to provide a culturally enriching educational experience.

Section 3 – Full-time Enrolment

Schedule 2 – Full-time Enrolment Gateways for Year 1–15 (Referral Category)


Entry criteria


Culturally enriched experience pathway

This gateway is for referred ākonga in years 9–11 who are at risk of becoming further disengaged from school.

The Ministry of Education is the referral agency and all referrals at its discretion must be signed off by the Manager of Integrated Service for the Wellington North, Tawa and Porirua region.

This gateway is limited to 15 students per year.

Government funded

Dated this 30th day of January 2024.

IONA HOLSTED, Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Mātauranga, Secretary for Education.