Wednesday, August 09, 2017

A Guide for Parents to NZ Secondary Schools

New Zealand Secondary

Schools and Your Child
A Guide for Parents

 Bali Haque


Publication date: 14 August 2017, rrp: $34.99,
978 186953 959 7, paperback 240 x 160 mm, 176 pp
David Bateman


All you need to know about New Zealand secondary schools but were afraid to ask!

Including understanding NCEA and NCEA results
as well as help with deciphering school reports . . .

 This book provides no-nonsense, jargon-free information to help families navigate the challenges of secondary school. From choosing the right school, to understanding what gets taught and how,

Bali Haque draws on his experience as a teacher and secondary school principal to provide the information parents need to make the best decisions for their children:

  • Enrolment zones
  • Understanding the curriculum 
  • Surviving parent interviews
  • Bullying
  • Working with teachers
  • How to get special needs met
  • Home learning
  • Discipline and what to do when things go wrong

Bali Haque is a career educator who has led four secondary schools and worked at the NZQA as Deputy Chief Executive with responsibility for NCEA. He has been the National President of the Secondary Principals’ Association of New Zealand, an Executive member of the Post Primary Teachers’ Association, a contributor to many Ministry of Education advisory panels and a speaker at a range of professional development events for teachers and principals. Bali is the author of Changing Our Secondary Schools, a critique of education reform since 1989, published by NZCER in 2014/15. At the end of 2014 he completed a three-year assignment leading the National College of the Cook Islands. He currently works as an educational consultant, speaker and writer.



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