The Board and executive of E Tipu e Rea wish to acknowledge our partners and supporters:
The Ministry of Education
The Aotearoa Foundation
Dame Jenny Gibbs
If you wish to discuss the opportunity to make a donation to E Tipu e Rea please contact the Chief Executive Graeme Osborne in the first instance. Please note that receipts will be issued for all contributions and that donations qualify as being a tax-deductible expense item.
E Tipu e Rea is a registered charity (CC53225)
Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua and E Tipu e Rea are focused on improving educational outcomes for those groups of students whom the system has not served well: this includes Māori, Pasifika, students with special education needs and students from low socio-economic backgrounds.
By April 2018 E Tipu e Rea needs to be totally self-funded, which means we will need public and community support if we are to realise our vision of all young people in Aotearoa New Zealand reaching their full educational potential, regardless of their background.
The New Zealand Charities Commission confirmed E Tipu e Rea’s charitable status in April 2016.
E Tipu e Rea Limited was contracted by the New Zealand Ministry of Education to provide independent support to New Zealand’s Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua in May 2016. (http://www.education.govt.nz/assets/Documents/Ministry/Information-releases/Partnership-schools-information-release/PSKHSupportEntityAgreement.pdf). The contract specifies that E Tipu e Rea would be funded $500,000 over two years to provide services focused on five goals:
- Develop the pipeline of sponsors: engage with interested parties to promote the model and develop a diverse pool of potential sponsors
- Support applicants: work with prospective sponsors to ensure that they put forward strong, realistic applications in any selection round
- Provide ongoing support: support sponsors in the setting up and ongoing operation of their school
- Broker support: act as a broker between potential and actual sponsors, and philanthropic or business organisations that might wish to support Partnership School
- Develop a pipeline of high-quality teachers and leaders to work in Partnership Schools. This might include providing professional development and matching suitable candidates with Partnership Schools
At the conclusion of the two year funding agreement with the Ministry of Education the expectation was that E Tipu e Rea will be self-sustaining.
E Tipu e Rea Trust was registered with the Charities Commission on 22 April 2016 (CC53193)
E Tipu e Rea Trustee was incorporated on 08 December 2015 (New Zealand Company registration 5841023) and accorded charitable status by the New Zealand Charities Commission on 22 April 2016 (CC53195).
E Tipu e Rea Limited was incorporated on 15 December 2015 (New Zealand Company registration 5841127) and accorded charitable status by the New Zealand Charities Commission on 28 April 2016 (CC53225).
Accounting services are provided to E Tipu e Rea by EY (http://www.ey.com/nz/en/about-us), with RSM (https://www.rsm.global/newzealand/) appointed as E Tipu e Rea’s auditors.
The Education Amendment Act 2013, enabling the establishment of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua was passed into law on 12 June 2013.
The Education Act 1989 was amended further by the Education Legislation Act 2016 that came into force on 29 October 2016. This amendment enabled (among other things) Tertiary Education Institutions (TEIs) to sponsor Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua.
The New Zealand Ministry of Education refers to Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua as ‘a new type of school in the New Zealand education system, focused on improving educational outcomes for those groups of students whom the system has not served well. This includes Māori, Pasifika, students with special education needs and students from low socio-economic backgrounds. The most significant difference between Partnership Schools and state schools is that they have greater freedom and flexibility to innovate and engage with their students in return for stronger accountability for improving educational outcomes’.
On 14 December 2016, the Under Secretary to the Minister of Education, David Seymour, announced that the scope for Partnership School applications for round five would be expanded to include STEM schools. The opportunity to establish a Partnership School with a sole focus on priority learners remains, while the establishment of a STEM school retains the option of incorporating a priority learner focus.