Ngā hononga kura-whānau e puta ai ngā ihu o ngā ākonga Māori

What could “Māori achieving educational success as Māori” look like in your school?

When considering valued outcomes for Māori students, it is essential to take into account the four broad outcomes outlined in Ka Hikitia (Ministry of Education, 2007):

 ‘Māori enjoying education success as Māori’ requires Māori to achieve both universal outcomes and outcomes that are unique to each learner. The outcomes that Māori learners will experience as the strategy is implemented over the next five years are:

Māori learners working with others to determine successful learning and education pathways

Māori learners excel and successfully realise their cultural distinctiveness and potential

Māori learners successfully participating in and contributing to te Ao Māori

Māori learners gaining the universal skills and knowledge needed to successfully participate in and contribute to Aotearoa New Zealand and the world.

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Discussion on the outcomes that are valued for students and their current needs in relation to those outcomes should always be contextualised within the relevant curriculum: The New Zealand Curriculum for students in English-medium contexts or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa for students in Māori-medium contexts. Each of these curriculum documents takes a broad view of outcomes, emphasising that students need to develop socially, emotionally, and culturally as well as cognitively if they are to succeed in their learning and participate confidently in the wider world.

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