5 Sep 2012

Destiny interested in charter schools

6:38 am on 5 September 2012

A range of organisations and religious schools, including one affiliated to the Destiny Church, want to be involved in the Government's charter schools programme.

Other institutions include Victoria University, St Stephens School and a school which practices transcendental meditation.

Charter schools would be funded by the state, not be bound by the New Zealand school curriculum and their teachers would not have to be registered.

Four Christian-based schools have registered their interest, including the Destiny School Governance Board.

In an email to Associate Education Minister John Banks, chairman Richard Lewis said Destiny school runs on a shoestring budget and is interested in the charter school model.