Māori achieving success as Māori
The Board is accountable for the performance of the school, which is focused on raising student achievement for all students. This includes making decisions that support Māori learners to enjoy and achieve education success, as Māori.
The board documents its goals for Māori student achievement in its charter/strategic plan. These goals reflect the aspirations of the school's Māori community - mana whenua, iwi, hapū, whānau - for its tamariki and rangatahi.
To achieve these goals, NZSTA has developed resources focused on supporting and enabling your board to ensure that the implications, obligations and spirit of Te Tiriti o Waitangi are implemented and upheld.
If we want to maximise the relationship that schools have with families, then families have to be part of determining that relationship. For too long in education, we, as educators, have tried to define how communities will participate with us.
Dr Mere Berryman
How professional development will help
Professional development is a great way to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence as a board. Click on Knowledge Hub for upcoming courses for your board.
NZSTA also offers boards Hautū - Māori cultural responsiveness self-review tool.
If your board would like more information, please contact email@example.com.
Ka Hikitia – Ka Hāpaitia | the Māori Education Strategy
Ministry of Education
Learn about the refreshed Ka Hikitia, which is part of the Education Work Programme.
Ka Hikitia – Ka Hāpaitia is now a cross-agency strategy and organising framework for action. It aims to make system shifts in the education sector, which includes all schooling, as well as early learning, and tertiary education provision.
Ka Hikitia – Ka Hāpaitia is for all Māori learners, and is a companion to Tau Mai Te Reo which is for all learners.