Public Achievement Information shows more students achieving in East Coast region

Gisborne news
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

East Coast MP, Anne Tolley says parents will be happy to know there is steady improvement in Gisborne of 18-year-olds passing NCEA Level 2 or an equivalent qualification.

Public Achievement Information shows that 77.8 per cent of 18-years-olds in the Gisborne region are passing NCEA level 2 or and equivalent qualification, an increase of 4.2 per cent from last year.

"This is fantastic news. I want to congratulate all our hard-working students, and thank the parents, teachers, and principals who supported their education and their achievements,” Mrs Tolley said.

The proportion of 18-year-olds with NCEA Level 2 has risen in each of New Zealand’s 16 local body regions.

“The breakdown shows that between 2011 and 2014 the percentage of 18-year-olds with NCEA Level 2 rose by between 3.8 per cent and 18.4 per cent on a regional basis.

“The Government is committed to ensuring all young New Zealanders can achieve educational success and these results show that what we’re doing is working.

“Public Achievement Information gives students, parents, educators, and communities a picture of what is happening both in their area and nationally.

“It helps teachers provide the right support to the right students, and helps schools, employers, and training providers to work out what skills are needed to boost local economic performance.” 

For more information visit www.educationcounts.govt.nz.