15 Mar 2015

Good ERO reports for two charter schools

8:42 pm on 15 March 2015

Two more charter schools have been given positive reviews by the Education Review Office.

The office has published its first reviews for the Rise Up Academy in Auckland, and Te Kura Hourua o Whangarei Terenga Paraoa.

The reviews are new-school assurance reviews, which are normally made in the first year of any new school.

They say both of the publicly funded private schools have made good starts.

However, the office warns expansion of the Rise Up Academy will have to be carefully managed given the limited space at its site.

The academy is a bible-based primary school in South Auckland, while Terenga Paraoa is a Maori-medium secondary school in Whangarei.

The ERO last year gave good reports to two other charter schools set up in 2014, but has been critical of the fifth, at Whangaruru in Northland.