This report looks at parent and whānau views of, and involvement with, their children’s schooling as part of a comprehensive national picture of what was happening in primary and intermediate schools in 2016.
The parent and whānau survey comprised mostly closed-response questions, but also asked for comments about three aspects: learning with digital technology, National Standards, and their child’s schooling in general.
We invited principals at a subset of 36 schools in the national sample to survey their parents and whānau, and received completed questionnaires from 31 of the 36. These schools were selected to approximately reflect the decile band and size characteristics of the representative national sample of 349 English-medium state and state-integrated primary and intermediate schools. The survey was conducted from August to early September 2016.