Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Celebrating the draft curriculum for kura kaupapa Māori

Hon Dr Pita Sharples
Minister of Māori Affairs


MEDIA STATEMENT

18 August 2014

Celebrating the draft national curriculum for kura kaupapa Māori

The Minister of Māori Affairs and Associate Minister of Education, Dr Pita Sharples congratulates the kura kaupapa Māori movement for developing their own national curriculum.

Dr Sharples has joined more than a hundred whare kura students at Huinga Reo Wānanga being held at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi in Auckland today to celebrate and honour the work that has been done to date on the draft curriculum.

Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua has been developed by the national body Te Rūnanganui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa o Māori Aotearoa and it has been trialled by kura kaupapa Māori around the country.

“Te Aho Matua offers a blueprint for the expression of Māori values and beliefs in education. Having a curriculum for Te Aho Matua will support kaiako and kura whānau to implement those Māori principles,” says Dr Pita Sharples.

Te Aho Matua principles include Te Ira Tangata, Te Reo, Ngā Iwi, Te Ao, Āhutanga Ako and Te Tino Uaratanga.[i]

“All of these principles are about putting the learner first, embedding Māori knowledge and ensuring tamariki are receiving instruction in and through te reo Māori.

“I would like to acknowledge the immense amount of work that has gone in to this draft curriculum by Te Rūnanganui and the schools that have agreed to trial it.”

Next year Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi, which was the first school in the country to set itself up based on Te Aho Matua, will celebrate its 30th anniversary.

“In the early days, we were worried our language wouldn’t survive. Today, there are close to 17,000 tamariki at more than 270 Māori medium schools and settings. Māori medium education is now a well established and essential part of New Zealand’s educational landscape,” says Dr Sharples.

Following further trialling, Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua will be officially launched in April 2015.


--

[i] For an brief explanation of these principles in English, go to http://www.runanga.co.nz/about-us

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)

For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.

If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Big March: Call For An End To Domestic Violence

Hundreds of protesters marched down Lambton Quay to Parliament Monday calling for an end to domestic violence. Wearing white facemasks, waving banners and calling for “safety” for the women and children of New Zealand.. More>>

ALSO:

Meddling: Aussie Liberals Embroiled In Key Campaign

John Key needs to explain why Australia’s Liberal Party is interfering in New Zealand domestic politics and is encouraging Kiwi voters across the ditch to vote for National just days out from the election, Labour’s campaign spokesperson Annette King says. More>>

ALSO:

SURVEILLANCE:

Election Ad Soundtrack: Rapper Eminem Sues National Party Over Copyright Breach

US rapper Eminem is suing the New Zealand National Party for alleged copyright infringement over unauthorised use of the rapper’s ‘Lose Yourself’ song in an election campaign advertisement. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Election Chartering: Four New Partnership Schools To Open

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the Government has signed contracts to open four new Partnership Schools in 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf 50 Out Now - The Election Issue: Loss Leaders

Gordon Campbell: A third term requires a mature decision, with eyes wide open. It calls for a conscious vote of confidence… Without trying hard here are about 19 reasons, in no particular order, for not ticking ‘party vote’ National. More>>

ALSO:

Not-Especially New Plans: All Prisons To Become Working Prisons Under National

All public prisons in New Zealand will become full working prisons by 2017, and ex-prisoners will receive post-release drug addiction treatment if National is returned to government, says Corrections Spokesperson Anne Tolley. More>>

ALSO:

Māngere: "False Claim Of Matai Title" - Labour

National must explain why its candidate for Māngere Misa Fia Turner appears to be using a Matai title she is not entitled to, Labour’s MP for Māngere and Pacific Islands Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio says. A Matai title is a legally-recognised ... More>>

ALSO:

CPAG Report: No New Zealand Child Should Grow Up In Poverty

Child Poverty Action Group's flagship policy publication Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy calls for cross party political agreement to underpin an action plan to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On National’s Phantom Tax Cut Package

Hmmm. So National’s tax cuts package turns out to be one of those television advertisements that screams a headline promise – perfect skin! a youth tonic that works! – while in very small print there’s an out clause: special conditions may apply. More>>

ALSO:

Water: New Marine Reserves On West Coast Opened

Five new marine reserves were officially opened by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith on the West Coast of the South Island to protect a range of marine ecosystems for conservation, science and recreation. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news