New Zealand families can choose between state and integrated schools (Government funded), or private schools (fee funded).
Māori and Māori-speaking teachers and teachers from Pasifika cultures are in demand across the whole schooling sector, including primary.
At primary level, children are placed in a wide variety of learning situations. They are usually based in one classroom and may join with other classes for some activities. Class sizes vary but are generally smaller in the junior school.
The primary school day typically begins at about 9.00am and finishes at about 3.00pm, with breaks (intervals) mid-morning, lunchtime and for some, mid-afternoon.
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