Participating Schools

In 2021 ERO invited 75 schools to work with us in a research and development model to enable feedback and progression of a bespoke approach to evaluation. You can find the list of these schools towards the bottom of the page. 

At that time the approach was referred to as “the new approach” or “our new operating model”, and these pilot schools and stakeholder groups were integral to helping us develop this model to where it is today; Te Ara Huarau.

As of March 2022, nearly half of eligible schools have engaged with ERO as part of Te Ara Huarau. This represents just over 1100 schools across Aotearoa.

ERO continues to welcome feedback from schools and sector stakeholder groups to strengthen the approach.

ERO aims to bring the remaining schools into Te Ara Huarau through 2022 and into the early part of 2023. Te Ara Huarau will then be the way we work together to evaluate schools.

Hear from the schools
Hear from some of our participating schools below to learn about Te Ara Huarau. The two most recent videos are provided below. There are several other videos in this series which you can view here.

For a full list of participating schools please contact


The 75 Schools in the trial 


Tangaroa College 

Northcote Intermediate 

Westlake Girls High School 

Whangaparaoa College 

Ruawai College 

Jean Batten School 

Kingsford School 

Homai School 

Rowandale School 

Sylvia Park School 

Pt Chevalier School 

Randwick Park School 

Onerahi School Whangarei 

Blomfield Special School and Resource Ctre 

Dargaville Primary 

Gulf Harbour School 

St Marys School Northcote 

Kaitaia Intermediate 

Oturu School 

Riverview School 

Avondale College 

Kaipara College 

Huapai District School 

Glen Eden School 

Tauraroa Area School 



Marton School 

Waverley Primary School 

Durie Hill School 

Gonville School 

Whanganui East School 

Omakere School 

St Joseph's School (Waipukurau) 

Kowhai School 

Pakowhai School 

Ebbett Park School 

David Street School 

Otumoetai Primary School 

Tauranga Adventist School 

Horsham Downs School 

Gordonton School 

Hillcrest High School 

Waihi East School 

Ngongotaha School 

Thames High School 

Tauranga Girls' College 

Tauranga Intermediate 

Tauriko School 

Onewhero Area School 

Mamaku School 

Whakarewarewa School 


Buller High School 

Marlborough Girls' College 

Picton School 

Canvastown School 

Birchwood School 

St Canice's School (Westport) 

Gilberthorpe School 

Linwood Avenue School 

Havelock School 

St Teresa's (Riccarton) 

St Bedes College 

Bayfield High School 

Tahuna Normal Intermediate 

Southland Boys' High School 

Invercargill Middle School 

South End School 

Brandon Intermediate 

Postgate School 

Kuranui College 

Newlands School 

The Terrace School (Alexandra) 

Hurunui College 

Waipara School 

Parklands School (Motuek