24 Aug 2023

Spike in enrolments of migrant students at schools

From Morning Report, 7:49 am on 24 August 2023

A bit spike in enrolments of new migrant children, many of whom don't speak English, has come as bit of shock for some schools.

In the past financial year, Immigration New Zealand approved almost 17,000 study visas for dependent children of people with work visas.

This is 70 percent more than before the pandemic.

Education correspondent John Gerritsen reports.