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

Full Ruia case studies

He tauira arohaenga tūturu

As part of the development process for the Ruia websites, whānau members, teachers, and leaders at several schools were interviewed about the partnerships that have supported their Māori students to be successful. The case studies below arose from these interviews.


A common feature of these schools is that they have a strong commitment to self-review.

Teachers and in-school leaders are prepared to make themselves vulnerable. They question their own beliefs and assumptions, they are open to learning from their community, and they respond actively to what they learn.

Ruia has drawn on the experience of these schools, which have developed successful school–whānau connections.

Although most of the schools were not engaged in the systematic inquiry described in this website, the case studies have been organised around the inquiry and knowledge-building cycle to exemplify the process.

Most schools did, however, use an inquiry approach when trying new initiatives for building educationally powerful partnerships between school and whānau.

Aorangi School

Ōpōtiki College

Randwick School

Sylvia Park School

Te Ara Whānui Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Kōhanga Reo o Te Awa Kairangi

Te Kura Kaupapa o Te Waiū o Ngāti Porou

Waverley Park School

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