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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Unions dismayed at new charter schools

Two new charter schools have been approved for Māori students in Rotorua and Taupo, to the dismay of teacher unions. The Rotorua school, Te Rangihakahaka Centre for Science and Technology, will combine a science and...

Feeding the imagination: tapping into inherent creativity

Peter and Ellen Jarratt began their arts education project with the simple mission of ‘inspiring creative thinkers with the confidence to change their world’. From their base in Gisborne they offer a range of arts education resources to unleash student creativity all over New Zealand, writes MELISSA WASTNEY.

A foundation to build on

Hineihaea Murphy of Haemata Living Language and Education believes that supporting Māori teachers with professional learning options should be everyone’s responsibility, writes JAYLAN BOYLE.

Māori language in schools

Principal Dr Cherie Taylor-Patel from Flanshaw Road School talks about Māori language in schools.

Opinion: Flying the nest – what kohanga taught me

Ngaa Rauuira Pumanawawhiti says kohanga reo taught him a way of seeing the world

Young Maori receive $20,000 scholarships to help reach global unis

A Maori teen with dreams of becoming Prime Minister is one of five Maori youth receiving $20,000 scholarships to help them get into prestigious international universities.

Opinion: Papaarangi Reid – Waikato Uni plan to train Maori for GP work is...

Papaarangi Reid: Waikato Uni plan to train Maori for GP work is discriminatory

The big debate: should te reo be compulsory in our schools?

JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for and against making te reo Māori compulsory in New Zealand schools.

How MACS are improving opportunities for Māori leaders

LIZ HAWES discusses how the Ministry of Education, the New Zealand Principals’ Federation and Te Akatea, the Māori Principals’ Association have worked together to develop a professional learning development programme for teachers of Māori learners.

Ruapehu’s technology hub – just one part of the puzzle

All schools strive to engage with their communities. Some do it better than others. Here, JUDE BARBACK looks at an outstanding example of school-iwi partnerships in Ruapehu.

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