Parliament

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

 

Flavell supports introduction of two more charter schools

Te Ururoa Flavell supports the introduction of two more charter schools in Waiariki

MP for Waiariki Te Ururoa Flavell says he supports the introduction of two more kura hourua (charter schools) in Waiariki.

The Government has signed contracts to open two new Partnership Schools in Rotorua and Taupō.

Mr Flavell says he is encouraged by the inclusion of two more kura hourua operating in 2018.

“We know kura hourua are delivering strong NCEA results for our tamariki, which are above mainstream school students’ achievements.”

Mr Flavell says it was great to see Ngāti Whakaue taking a lead with the introduction of Te Rangihakahaka Centre for Science and Technology which is a co-educational composite school for Year-1 to Year-10.

“Combining kaupapa Māori aspirations with a STEM curriculum base is an innovative approach and any kaupapa that encourages our tamariki to achieve better results is a positive for all New Zealanders,” Mr Flavell says.

“I am heartened to see Taupō will also have a kura hourua in their rohe, with the Blue Light Ventures Incorporated sponsoring the Blue Light Senior Boys’ High School.”

“The Māori Party agree with whānau, iwi and Māori leaders that the government should expand the initiative and allow more Māori students to succeed through the creation of more charter schools,” Mr Flavell says.

“Conventional schooling has not fared as well for Māori students' success and kura kaupapa Māori and kura hourua met their aspirations in a different and more effective way.

“It’s also good to see that along with the success of kura hourua, kura a iwi and kura kaupapa Māori are all achieving significant successes for our tamariki,” Mr Flavell says.

END

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Turei To Be Interviewed By MSD: Gordon Campbell On The Real Truth Deficit In Welfare

It has been astonishing to see the amount of time and energy being spent on what Greens co-leader Metiria Turei did or didn’t do properly as a beneficiary back in the early 1990s – as compared to how little time and energy is being put into the point of her personal example.

Turei was citing her case in order to query whether much has changed – especially when it comes down to whether the current benefit levels and targeting rules at WINZ are helping or hindering today’s beneficiaries to escape from poverty. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Bojo Visit

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is in town, just over a year since his political career peaked… and then wobbled off into a grey zone of indecision… Currently, Johnson is touring the former colonies, talking up the historical ties. More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary Ed: Government Responds To Productivity Commission

The work programme will focus on four key areas. • Creating a more student-centred system • Meeting the needs of industry through relevant, responsive, and supportive teaching • Improving performance across the system • Enabling and encouraging innovative new models and providers More>>

ALSO:

PM's Science Advisor: Youth Suicide In NZ Discussion Paper

The paper discusses the multiple factors involved in youth suicide and possible and evidence-based approaches to prevention. It points out the very different context in which young people now live their lives and the challenges of the transition from childhood to adulthood. More>>

ALSO:

Drug Deaths: Accurate Information Is Vital

Drug Foundation: The spike in hospital admissions and reported deaths in Auckland as a result of people taking unknown substances is not being helped by an information vacuum. More>>

ALSO:

Backing Dunne & Seymour: National Signals Election Intentions

“We are encouraging National supporters to give their electorate vote to ACT candidate, David Seymour, in Epsom, and United Future candidate, Peter Dunne, in Ohariu – and their party vote to National." More>>

ALSO:

Climate Policy: Govt's New Proposals For ETS

“Last year, as a result of stage one of the review, we announced the phase out of the one-for-two measure in the ETS. I am now announcing further changes as a result of stage two of the review.” More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Boris, Infrastructure, Immigration, Drugs

Prime Minister Bill English opened this week's post-cabinet press conference by revisiting that day's announcement of 'Crown Infrastructure Partners'... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election