July 04, 2018
Māori focus makes Flaxmere PM’s top school
Hastings’ Flaxmere College has won the supreme award at the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards for its success in accelerating Māori student progress through work with whānau and community.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins says cultural competency is important for Māori achievement, which is why Flaxmere used student and whānau voices to develop a curriculum that works for their tamariki and rangatahi.
It also hired Māori and Pasifika support staff to connect with students.
Other schools recognised at the awards in Wellington last night were Toru Fetu Kindergarten, Porirua, St Paul’s Collegiate School, Hamilton, Rotorua Girls’ High School, Rotorua, and William Colenso College, Napier.
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