Student Rights

Free legal help for students, parents & caregivers

Useful contacts

Community Law

Your local Community Law Centre can provide free initial legal advice and information.

www.communitylaw.org.nz

Advocacy Centre IHC National Office

PO Box 4155
Wellington 6140
Tel: (04) 472 2247
Free Phone: 0800 442 442
www.ihc.org.nz

Education Review Office

PO Box 27002
Wellington 6011
Auckland: (09) 377 1331
Hamilton: (07) 838 1898
Napier: (06) 835 8143
Whanganui: (06) 345 4091
Wellington: (04) 381 6800
Christchurch: (03) 365 5860
Dunedin: (03) 479 2619
www.ero.govt.nz

Human Rights Commission

PO Box 12411
Wellington 6144
Tel: (04) 473 9981
Infoline: 0800 496 877
www.hrc.co.nz

Ministry of Education

45-47 Pipitea Street
PO Box 1666
Thorndon, Wellington 6140
Tel: (04) 463 8000
Fax: (04) 463 8001
E-mail: enquiries.national@minedu.govt.nz
www.minedu.govt.nz

New Zealand Association of Counsellors

PO Box 165
Hamilton 3240
Tel: (07) 834 0220
www.nzac.org.nz

New Zealand Teachers Council

PO Box 5326
Wellington 6145
Tel: (04) 471 0852
www.teacherscouncil.govt.nz

Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Level 6, Public Trust Building
117–125 Lambton Quay
PO Box 5610
Wellington 6145
Tel: (04) 471 1410
Free Phone: 0800 224 453
www.occ.org.nz

Office of the Ombudsmen

Level 14, 70 The Terrace, Wellington
PO Box 10152
Wellington 6143
Tel: (04) 473 9533

55-65 Shortland Street, Auckland
PO Box 1960
Auckland 1140
Tel: (09) 379 6102

Level 6, 764 Columbo St, Christchurch
PO Box 13482
Christchurch 8141
Tel: (03) 366 8556

Complaints Free Phone: 0800 802 602
www.ombudsmen.parliament.nz

Privacy Commissioner

Level 4, Gen-i Tower, 109-111 Featherston Street
PO Box 10094
Wellington 6143
Tel: (04) 474-7590

Level 3, WHK Tower, 51-53 Shortland Street
Auckland 1140
Tel: (09) 302 8680

Enquiries line: 0800 803 909
www.privacy.org.nz

Student Rights Service

PO Box 24005
Wellington 6142
Free Phone: 0800 499 488
www.communitylaw.org.nz

Special Education

Special Education Information Line: 0800 622 222

YouthLaw

0800 UTHLAW (884 529)
Level 1, 145 St George Street, Papatoetoe
PO Box 200020
Auckland 2156
www.youthlaw.co.nz

NOTE: Also send a copy (of your letter to the principal) to the chairperson of the board of trustees

Always keep a
copy of each letter
for yourself!