Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Whakapākehātanga
While Te Marautanga o Aotearoa provides a nationwide teaching approach for all learners,
each school will design and implement its own specific curriculum relevant to its learners and
The Board of Trustees, the whānau and the teachers should work together to develop a
curriculum for the school.
Possible starting points for designing a school-based curriculum are:
Te Marautanga o Aotearoa is a guide to teaching practices in Māori-medium schools in New
Zealand. However, the Curriculum is merely a framework – it is not a complete teaching plan or
teaching programme. Therefore, schools will need to develop their own school-based
curriculum. Each school will decide where to start. Schools following Te Aho Matua will use that
as the foundation for developing a curriculum. Kura ā-iwi will follow its own unique charter. Each
school will also have its own approach to developing its teaching and learning programmes. For
example, programmes may be planned according to learning area, topic or context.
Boards of Trustees, through the principal and staff, are required to develop and implement a curriculum for students in years 1 – 13:
Boards of Trustees, through the principal and staff, are required to provide all students in years
1 – 10 with effectively taught programmes of learning in:
In line with the information on page 63, Boards of Trustees will be required to, through the principal and staff, incorporate English language learning in their school-based curriculum. Consultation with the school community and whānau will inform the appropriate year level for English language learning to begin. To support schools with this provision, further work will be completed throughout 2009 to inform this learning area.
The Ngā Reo learning area provides the framework for teaching and learning of languages addition Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Pākehā. Schools who choose to teach languages additional to te reo Māori and English will refer to the curriculum guidelines included in this learning area.
When designing and reviewing their curriculum, schools select achievement objectives from each learning area in response to the identified interests and learning needs of their students.
Boards of Trustees, through the principal and staff, are also required:
Boards of Trustees, through the principal and staff, are required to implement the curriculum in accordance with the priorities set out in the National Education Goals and the National Administration Guidelines.
This diagram shows the link with years of learning at school. However, it should be noted that this guide may not apply to all students.