September 15, 2015
Maori students targeted for higher achievement
A full time coordinator is being sought to drive an initiative aimed at raising Maori achievement in schools.
Education Minister Hekia Parata announced funding for the role at the annual conference of Te Akatea, the Maori principals’ association.
Funding for regional coordinators will also continue.
Ms Parata says it’s an important programme developed by Te Akatea and the New Zealand Principal’s Federation.
"This programme is about how to provide professional learning and development to primary school principals so that they can improve the achievement of Maori students in their schools, so that they can reach out to whanau and their wider Maori community and have their greater involvement in their schools," she says.
Minister Parata says the Maori Achievement Collaboration can also fit in with the community of schools initiative for communities that identify Maori achievement as a priority.
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