Story: Private education

Catholic school integration

Catholic school integration

In 1983 the last of the existing Catholic schools were integrated into the state education system. Cardinal Tom Williams looks on as Minister of Education Merv Wellington signs the agreement for the last two schools.

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Reference: Rory Sweetman, A fair and just solution: a history of the integration of private schools in New Zealand. Palmerston North: Dunmore, 2002

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Megan Cook, 'Private education - Private schools, 1820s to 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 March 2021)

Story by Megan Cook, published 20 Jun 2012