September 11, 2014
MUMA to open charter school
The Manukau Urban Maori Authority has won approval to open a partnership school.
CEO Willie Jackson says Te Kura Maori o Waatea will open in February at Nga Whare Waatea Marae in Mangere.
He says it will be based on a mix of kaupapa Maori principles and Steiner education.
The kura will be phased in over five years.
By 2019 students will be enrolled in class levels 1 to 8.
Mr Jackson says the teaching approach will be 'whole of child, whole of whanau,' and every parent will be expected to engage in their child's learning.
He says all teachers will be fully qualified and follow the New Zealand Curriculum, and MUMA intends to work with neighbouring schools, rather than compete against them.
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