Academic achievement levels for
Te Kotahitanga was developed to address this growing need. Its aim is to improve educational outcomes for Maori students.
Principles of Te Kotahitanga
This project is a partnership between the Ministry of Education and the
Over 35 schools are participating in this project, and detailed results collected over several years show that this programme brings about a significant academic achievement not only for Maori students but also for non-Maori students too.
Approximately 35 of our teachers are involved in Te Kotahitanga and are receiving significant support in developing their teaching and learning strategies that increase student engagement levels.
Comments from Maori students
“When you are working with someone, you work faster, so you can get through all the things. By discussing what you are doing it makes the work easier.”
“We are helping our teacher to use Maori language . . . like greeting us, thanking us and stuff. She really tries.”
“We worked as a team and we made decisions.”
“Good teachers are reasonable. They expect you to do the best you can in class.”
“Me mahi tahi tatau mo te oranga o te katoa”
“We all benefit when we work together”
For information contact:
Lead Te Kotahitanga Facilitator
Ph (07) 843 4529