In the first quarter of 2024, the Teaching Council will consult with the teaching profession, key stakeholders and peak bodies, and communities on proposed changes to our language competency policy requirements for entry into initial teacher education and for registration as a teacher. The major focus for any proposed changes will be supporting Pacific bilingual and immersion pathways across our education system.

The short video below gives a little more context for this piece of work.


Focus groups will be held online or in person and each session will be scheduled for two hours (online) or three hours (in-person).

If you and/or other colleagues would like to participate in a focus group, please fill out the form at the link below that outlines your preferences for dates and times to attend. 

Express your interest in attending

Please let us know if you (or a colleague) will be attending a focus group by Friday 6 October 2023.

If you would like to discuss participating in the focus groups, please contact Jo Scott: