Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

He Ara Tika Maori Graduate Awards

24th November 2011

He Ara Tika Maori Graduate Awards

About one hundred Maori students from two of the lowest decile rated secondary schools in Auckland will graduate tomorrow.

The students from Aorere and Mangere Colleges have each completed the He Ara Tika Maori Mentoring programme that's run by the Manukau Urban Maori Authority (MUMA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

Chief Executive of MUMA, Willie Jackson says that programmes like He Ara Tika that focus on developing Maori youth are critical in South Auckland. “It's fantastic that so many young Maori who face significant hardships can be supported and recognised for their efforts in school. We are working with about 1000 students and by the end of next year we want to double that number.”

He Ara Tika is a community based initiative that aims to encourage rangatahi Maori participation, retention and success in secondary schools as well as developing further educational and career pathways.

Marama Davis and Mereana Peka, two of the Maori mentors say they're thrilled that so many students have been given a 'leg up' through the programme. “We've been working with Maori students who might otherwise have fallen through the cracks and we're seeing great results.”

MUMA's mentoring team provides one on one and small group mentoring for Maori students aged from 13 to 17 years. “We try to get our Maori students to look beyond the dole queue and see the opportunities that come from staying at school and getting a good education.”

The awards ceremony will be held at Nga Whare Waatea marae in Mangere from 9am to 2pm.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

More Large Birds: Giant Fossil Penguin Find In Waipara

The discovery of Crossvallia waiparensis, a monster penguin from the Paleocene Epoch (between 66 and 56 million years ago), adds to the list of gigantic, but extinct, New Zealand fauna. These include the world’s largest parrot, a giant eagle, giant burrowing bat, the moa and other giant penguins. More>>

Wellington: Little Blue Penguins Near Station Again

There have been more sightings of penguins near Wellington Railway Station on Sunday night, this time waddling into a parking building above a burger restaurant. More>>

ALSO:

Heracles inexpectatus: Giant Ex-Parrot Discovered

“New Zealand is well known for its giant birds. Not only moa dominated avifaunas, but giant geese and adzebills shared the forest floor, while a giant eagle ruled the skies. But until now, no-one has ever found an extinct giant parrot – anywhere.” More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Sam Brooks' Burn Her Sets Circa Theatre Ablaze

Burn Her is engaging, witty, and exceptionally sharp, with every line of dialogue inserted for a reason and perfectly delivered by the two leads, who manage to command their space without competing against each other. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland