Story: Primary and secondary education

Home schooling

Home schooling

Some parents choose to educate their children at home, and they receive an annual state grant to purchase learning materials. Some of these children also take Correspondence School classes. Shown here are four sisters participating in an art class, in 1989. They are (from left) Sarah (12), Rachael (nine), Teresa (six) and Angela (three), with their mother and teacher, Christina Coward.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/2622
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Primary and secondary education - The state system in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012