November 06, 2015
Waipareira to start high school
West Auckland urban Maori service provider Te Whanau o Waipareira and the Destiny Church are two of the groups putting up their hands to start partnership schools.
Authorisation board board chair Catherine Isaac says 26 applications for the third round of partnerships schools or waka hourua met the criterias, and detailed evaluations will be done over the next two months.
If approved, schools will open in 2017.
Waipareira wants to establish a school for years 9 to 13 plus students.
Other Maori groups wanting to run secondary schools include Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira and Central Pacific Collective in Porirua, Port Nicholson Settlement Trust in Wellington, Gisborne’s Te Runanga o Turanganui a Kiwa, Te Runanga o Whaingaroa in Kaeo and Whakawatea Kaporeihana in Hamilton.
Destiny Church’s Nga Tamariki Puawai Charter Schools Ltd wants government money for a school catering for year 1 to year 13.
So too does Te Waii Uu Whanau Trust in Waimana, while the Waipiro Bay Whanau Charitable Trust would take children from years 1 to 10.
Kia Ata Mai Educational Trust in Hamilton wants a combined intermediate and secondary school, while Te Kohao Healh y
Kia Ata Mai Educational Trust in Hamilton wants a combined intermediate and secondary school, and while Whakaoho Te Hinengaro Charitable Trust wants its own primary school.
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