SOSNZ acknowledges that our public school system is a good one that is generally well-regarded.
SOSNZ also acknowledges that the system is not perfect, and we support discussion and analysis of issues and the implementation of sound policies and programmes to foster improvements.
SOSNZ believes that no education policy must ever be taken on board without high quality supporting evidence for the proposed change.
SOSNZ asserts that prior to any proposed changes to the education system, it is essential to hold open and honest cross party, cross sector consultation with all relevant stakeholders including educators, parents and students.
SOSNZ believes that students must be at the forefront of all education decision-making.