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  • Maternity Action Plan

    Action
    Maternity services are being redesigned through a five-year, end-to-end maternity programme to ensure New Zealand's maternity system is effective and sustainable.
  • Review of the Well Child Tamariki Ora programme

    Action
    The Well Child Tamariki Ora (WCTO) programme provides health and development checks to all children from birth to five years of age. It also includes the B4 School Checks and key touchpoints with whānau.
  • Intensive parenting support: expanding the pregnancy and parenting service

    Action
    Budget 2019 provided funding to expand this intensive outreach service for parents and parents-to-be, and caregivers who are experiencing problems with alcohol and other drugs, and who are poorly connected to health and social support services.
  • Update of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Action Plan

    Action
    The Ministry of Health and partner agencies are working together to take the FASD Action Plan forward and make current systems more responsive to the needs of children and young people living with FASD and their families and whānau.
  • Initial work towards a single measurement and assessment schedule from conception to age 24

    Action
    Health and social sector agencies have a work programme to better integrate information, advice and support services for parents, families and whānau.
  • Healthy Active Learning

    Action
    Healthy Active Learning is a new initiative funded through Budget 2019 that will support schools, kura and early learning settings to improve child and youth wellbeing through healthy eating and quality physical activity.
  • Delivery of strategy for women and girls in sport and active recreation

    Action
    The strategy, launched in October 2018, has a strong focus on girls and young women across its three priority areas: leadership, participation, and value and visibility.  Sport New Zealand will deliver initiatives in partnership with the community.
  • Creatives in Schools

    Action
    Budget 2019 provided funding for a Creatives in Schools programme to be delivered to schools and kura.
  • Expand bike programmes in schools

    Action
    In November 2018 Government announced funding over three years to expand the Bikes in Schools programme (which involves installing a riding track in school grounds and typically also provides bikes, helmets and bike storage facilities) and to increase c
  • Local Government (Community Wellbeing) Amendment Bill

    Action
    In May 2019 the Government passed new legislation to restore the four 'wellbeings' (social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of communities) to the statutory purpose of local government.
  • Toi Rangatahi arts funds

    Action
    Creative New Zealand launched three new funds in 2019 to support arts projects to help young New Zealanders (aged 10 to 25) to participate in, to lead, or to engage in high-quality arts projects and activities in their own communities.
  • Expand access and choice of primary mental health and addiction support

    Action
    Budget 2019 provided funding to enhance primary mental health and addiction responses across New Zealand to expand access and choice of mental health and addiction support, in particular for New Zealanders with mild to moderate needs.
  • Forensic mental health services for young people

    Action
    Budget 2019 provided funding to ensure safe and secure forensic mental health services are available to young people.
  • Every Life Matters - He Tapu te Oranga o ia Tangata: Suicide Prevention Strategy and Action Plan

    Action
    Every Life Matters He Tapu te Oranga o ia Tangata: Suicide Prevention Strategy 2019-2029 and Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2019-2024 was released in September 2019.
  • Promote wellbeing in primary and intermediate schools

    Action
    Planned work to make resilience-building and mindfulness resources more readily available to primary and intermediate schools and teachers across the country was reconfigured due to COVID-19.
  • Strengthening Pacific youth mental health and resilience

    Action
    The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is piloting a programme to support Pacific young people to lead their own innovative initiatives to strengthen Pacific youth mental health and resilience.
  • Piki pilot expansion

    Action
    The pilot, launched in Porirua in February 2019, provides free counselling and age-appropriate mental health support for young people aged 18 to 25 years with mild to moderate mental health conditions.
  • Āta Hihiko

    Action
    Āta Hihiko is customised technology that aims to motivate small behaviour changes to build aspiration, good habits, resilience, and mental and emotional well-being in young Māori.
  • Statement of National Education and Learning Priorities

    Action
    The statement of National Education and Learning Priorities for early childhood and compulsory education will set out the education and learning priorities for all early learning settings (including ngā kōhanga reo), schools and kura.  The Tertiary Educ
  • Education Workforce Strategy and Rāngai Māori workforce strategy for Māori-medium education

    Action
    An Education Workforce Strategy (EWS) is being developed in partnership with the education sector.  Work will include the wider workforce across early learning, primary and secondary education, and the learning support workforce.  This will be complemen
  • Address learners' needs by improving data quality, availability, timeliness and capability

    Action
    This initiative provides a data system that enables a joined-up approach to data about student progress and their learning support needs throughout their schooling.
  • Response to the review of home-based early childhood education

    Action
    The focus of this action is a gradual shift towards requiring home-based educators to hold at least a level 4 ECE qualification, to improve the quality of educator-child interactions in home-based early childhood education.
  • Reform of vocational education

    Action
    The Government is creating one system for all vocational education where:
  • He Taonga Te Tamaiti / Every Child a Taonga: Early Learning Action Plan 2019-29

    Action
    This plan, published in December 2019, sets out five interdependent objectives and 25 actions intended to work together to raise quality, improve equity and enable choice of service type in early learning.
  • Urgent Response Fund for learner wellbeing

    Action
    In response to COVID-19, the Government provided an urgent response fund for the 2020/21 year for centre-based early learning services, schools and kura to be used for individual, group, class or service-wide responses to support the wellbeing needs of
  • Programme to establish curriculum leads to support the health and wellbeing of learners

    Action
    A new programme will establish new regionally-based curriculum leads to work with schools, kura, centre-based early learning services and kōhanga reo to support the health and wellbeing of learners.  They will work in partnership to embed high-quality t
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) change package

    Action
    In May 2019, a package of seven changes to NCEA was announced, aimed at strengthening this key qualification for secondary school students, so it best meets student needs. 
  • Tomorrow's Schools review

    Action
    The Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce was established in 2018 to review whether the compulsory schooling system meets the needs and aspirations of children, young people and their whānau now and for the future.
  • Support for Te Kōhanga Reo

    Action
    Extra funding for Te Kōhanga Reo was provided through Budget 2020. This will help ensure kaiako are adequately paid and learning facilities are in good condition in order to support the revitalisation of te reo Māori.
  • A code of pastoral care for domestic tertiary students

    Action
    Funding is being provided to administer a code of pastoral care for domestic tertiary students.
  • Urgent boost to playcentre funding

    Action
    The COVID-19 lockdown disrupted the flow of grants, donations and fundraising that Playcentre Aotearoa organises to help provide this learning environment for around 9,500 children.  Additional funding has been provided to address these urgent funding i
  • Equity index

    Action
    Medium-term work is under way to better understand and target socio-economic disadvantage and provide more equitable resourcing to schools and kura. This includes replacing the current decile funding system with the Equity Index.