New Zealand is generating worldwide recognition as a country that provides quality education to New Zealand and international students. From early childhood education through to polytechnic and university, New Zealand offers a professionally unique learning environment.

Early Childhood
New Zealand offers a wide range of early childhood services from private operators through to community groups and voluntary agencies, namely kindergartens, care centres and playcentres. The Ministry of Education and the Education Review Office (ERO) regularly monitor these.

Primary & Secondary
Schooling is compulsory in New Zealand for all children from their sixth until sixteenth birthday and schooling is free at state (government funded) schools until the age of 19. Parents are, however, expected to meet some minor costs, including the cost of school books, stationary and uniforms. Costs vary widely depending on individual school requirements.

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New Zealand Curriculum
Most New Zealand students attend state-funded schools while private or independent schools receive only limited government funding. The New Zealand Curriculum is built around the acquisition of essential academic and practical skills. It identifies 7 academic or ‘essential learning’ areas and 8 practical or ‘essential skills’.

Tertiary Education
New Zealand has eight universities which all offer general undergraduate and graduate degrees and diplomas in arts, sciences and commerce, as well as specialist degrees in particular disciplines. There is also numerous Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and Private Training Establishments offering a wide range of academic and professional courses.

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Danny de Hek
Like most people, I have many passions, goals and dreams. As a self made business professional, my focus is helping my clients, associates and friends, build, strengthen and maintain their success. It would be fair to say I am in the full time business of building relationships and feel my purpose and skill is connecting the right people with the right people. My professional work tends to dominate my personal life, to the horror of my partner and business mentor. They both fully support me yet give me the hard truths when I need to hear this. I am always investing in my personal development to have a fulfilled work/life balance. I enjoy Target Shooting, Hiking & Mountain Biking to clear the brain and to take the guilt away when indulging at a quirky cafe for a cooked breakfast or brunch. My passion for travelling has seen me experience the world on many occasions, my next adventure will be doing the Tibet Rail Journey on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway from Lhasa to Golmud as long as they have Wi-Fi aboard ;-) I have many goals I still wish to achieve but am pretty chuffed that I have accomplished so many of these already.

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