Te Reo Māori

A recommendation on our Education Review Office (ERO) Report 2017 was to improve current practice and implement the school’s strategic goal to consult with Māori whānau and community on policies and procedures, plans and targets for improving the achievement of Māori students.

We have Matua Grant coming to school every Thursday now to help us with Māori Tikanga. Teachers work closely with him to revise and update our current pedagogy in culturally responsive practices in line with Ka Hikitia – Managing For Success - The Maori Education Strategy and Tataiako - Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Maori Learners.

Respecting and valuing Ngakuru School’s cultural diversity is the key to being culturally responsive with schoolwide and classroom programs that reflect and respect cultural similarities and differences.