Ngā Haeata Mātauranga case studies

Five case studies looking at practices and partnerships making a difference for Māori students. 

These case studies appeared in the Ngā Haeata Mātauranga: Annual report on Māori Education 2007/2008 (Ministry of Education).

Ngā Haeata Mātauranga: Assessing Māori Education – Education Counts website

How Māori learners transition to school

This case study looks at how two early childhood education services in the Waikato region are supporting vulnerable whānau to develop their knowledge and skills and get hooked into the education system early.

Otara School links literacy success to education partnerships

This case study focuses on Wymondley Road School principal Tone Kolose and his school’s experience of boosting the literacy achievement of its mostly Māori and Pasifika learners. 

Talented and inspired leadership the key to education success

This case study explores how Te Kopuru School’s principal Lee Anderson has spent the past 8 years changing the culture of her small Northland school to improve the education, social, and cultural outcomes of the school’s Māori learners.

Trusteeship: a special opportunity for whānau

In this case study, long-serving school trustee and New Zealand School Trustees Association president Lorraine Kerr talks about the important contribution whānau can make to school boards, noting that boards need an ability to analyse, understand, and tackle complex problems in commonsense ways.

Supporting rangatahi with common-sense solutions

In this case study, Newlands College deputy principal John Murdoch reflects on his school’s experience in setting up a whānau advisory group. The group began in response to data showing the college’s year 9 Māori students were struggling.

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