Evaluative Study of Co-located and Relocated Schools Established Following the Christchurch Earthquake of February 2011


The Ministry of Education has commissioned CORE Education to conduct an independent evaluative study of the impacts on schools, teachers, students and their families of the co-location and relocation of schools after the Christchurch earthquake of February 2011.

St Bedes and Marion schools co-location sign

The key research questions for the study are:

  • How, logistically, have co-location models operated in these schools to date? and
  • What, to date, have been the impacts of the co-location on students, families, teachers and schools?

The study is investigating the impacts of co-location in all 18 of the co-located schools, both 'host' and 'guest' schools. A team of four CORE researchers is conducting the research, assisted in the data collection phase by researchers from the Research Division of the Ministry of Education.

We expect to report the findings to the Ministry and in a series of seminars in the affected schools by the end of Term 3 (October 2011)

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