Seminar: Growing Up in New Zealand - Transition to school

The latest report from the Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) longitudinal study was released at a seminar in Wellington on 14 June 2018. 

The report - Growing Up in New Zealand: Transition to school - provides unique insights into how children in the study are transitioning to primary school and the factors associated with a positive and negative transition from their mothers’ perspectives. GUiNZ is a unique study which provides a contemporary, population-relevant picture of what it’s like to be a child growing up in New Zealand in the 21st century.

A copy of the report is available here.

The seminar was co-hosted with the Ministry of Social Development.


  • Prof Susan Morton, Associate Professor and Study Director
  • Dr Caroline Walker, Acting Research Manager

The GUiNZ study is based at the University of Auckland’s Centre for Longitudinal Research – He Ara ki Mua. The report on which the seminar is based was produced by the University of Auckland with Crown funding managed by the Ministry of Social Development and Superu.

Event date: 
14 June 2018
Event Type: 
Superu events
Last update: 15 Jun 2018