Story: Society

Playcentre children, Wellington

Playcentre children, Wellington

Most New Zealand children start school at the age of five. Before that, many will have attended a kindergarten or playcentre. The playcentre movement involved parents in the preschool education of their children. In 1992, these children took part in an event in the grounds of Parliament, aiming for recognition of community participation in education. Most New Zealand schools are now run by boards that are elected by parents.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1992/2211/E-F
Photograph by Jon Hargest

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John Wilson, 'Society - Education', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

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