Connecting Our Education

The Changping –Hurunui schools and youth website is the platform that provides the young people of both districts with the opportunity to engage with each other. To showcase their collaborations and successes to one another within their school networks, their families and their wider communities. With the aim they will become leading lights in people to people diplomacy for the rest of the world and globally aware citizens in the 21st Century in a world of inter connectivity, globalization and constant change.

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The schools in Changping District are administered by the Changping Education Commission. The Chinese education system is divided into three years of kindegarten, six years of primary school and three to six years of secondary education, often followed by several additional years of higher education.

Since 1986, all people in China have had the right to a minimum of nine years education.

The key subjects of instruction are Chinese and mathmatics, children are also educated in music, art, morals and society, nature and also take practical work classes.

Between the ages of 12 and 17 children attend secondary school in China. The main goal of most secondary schools is to prepare their students for higher education. The advancement of students into higher education is considered very important, as it is understood, that as a collective, it will support China's advances economically and also in the areas of science advancement and modernization.  


The schools in the Hurunui District base their teaching programmes on the New Zealand national curriculum which aim to create confident, connected actively involved lifelong learners with a strong foundation in reading writing and mathematics. The curriculum focuses on eight learning areas: English, the arts, health and physical education, languages, mathematics and statistics, science, social sciences, technology.

Both academic and practical, skill-based achievements are valued in the New Zealand education system. Young people are encouraged to be questioning - to see the bigger picture and be open minded in finding new ways of approaching things.

The overriding goal is creating “confident, connected, actively involved life-long learners” equipped for the knowledge age.

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