Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Whakapākehātanga
This section summarises the most important qualities and characteristics of a graduate of Māori-medium education.
Through the school working together with its community, whānau, hapū and iwi, graduates of Māori-medium schools will achieve:
Central to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa is the Treaty of Waitangi. Arising from the Treaty are the following overarching principles to guide school-based curricula. These principles are built on a belief that the learner is at the centre of all learning. The principles reflect and affirm the identity of the learner, and of Māori-medium schools. The principles also guide teaching and learning in schools. Schools should embed these principles into their teaching and learning programmes. These principles support the learner, school and whānau to achieve their full educational potential.
The school-based curriculum will:
The school-based curriculum provides for learning programmes which affirm and revitalise Māori language and culture.
The primary aim is that the learner will be confident in the Māori world. Second, the schoolbased curriculum will provide experiences that enable the learner to participate in the wider society. Therefore the school-based curriculum will:
The Curriculum identifies, affirms and acknowledges the learner’s pursuit through a range oflearning environments.
Accordingly, experiences should be provided which:
The Curriculum encourages the establishment of relationships between the school and whānau which focus on learning. Therefore, the school-based curriculum should:
This Curriculum endorses a place for the school, the family, the community, the hapū and iwi groups to focus on the place of the student in their own world. Therefore, the school-based curriculum supports: