Apertures Press

New Zealand school uniforms are the most visible aspect of the country's schools. New Zealand educators are, however, confronting many less visible issues such as public school finance, discipline, ethnic diversity, disparities in family income, the future of private schools, modernizing the curiculum, local contol of educatiin, and many other issues. How this small democracy is addressing these issues offers valuable insights to educators around the world.

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Navigate New Zealand Schools

Apertures Press International Schools Project
Description of overall Apertures International Schools Project and sample photographs
British book
First book on British preparatory schools (includes some New Zealand preparatory schools
How to submit material for our New Zealand project
Elementary school images
Digital drawings of elementary schools
Secondary school images
Digital drawings of secondary schools
Poems by the students
Poetry describing New Zealand school life
School views by the students
Descriptions of New Zealand school life and experiences
More school views
Descriptions of school life and experiences
Photographic images of New Zealand schools
Table of contents
Proposed table of contents for our New Zealand book
Glossaries of New Zealand education and words and expressions used by school children
New Zealand classrooms
More information about New Zealand schools
New Zealand schools
A list of New Zealand schools with web pages
Message board
Enter one of your school experiences for our book
The Girls' View
A look at New Zealand schools from the girls' point of view
Historical Views
Historical views of New Zealand schools
Distinctive nature of New Zealand schools
Chracteristics of New Zealand education
Observations at New Zealand schools
Some of our observations during school visits

New Zealand Schools

We are publishing a book describing school life in New Zealand. We have visited over a 100 elementary and secondary schools all over the country to photograph everyday school life. Many additional schools as well individuals have submitted material for our book.

We would be very interested in any insights or interesting personal experiences you could provide us for our project.

Our primary interest is any written comments (short or long) you could provide us about your own personal experiences. We would like to hear from current students (primary and secondary), former students (of any age), teachers, and parents. Details on what kind of information we would like is described on the next page. (Select "Contributions" from the links memo.) We would also be interested in any other interesting material you might like to submit, including drawings, photographs (especially old time photos), poems, etc. Incidentally by old time photos we do not mean just really old photographs, but would like to include some from the more recent past, including the 1940s-70s.

We have also attached some digital drawings of representative photographs. Most of the pictures in the book, however, will be straight forward photographs.

We would greatly appreciate any suggestions or comments you might have on our project.