Regional mentoring service for Māori and Pasifika students
The Regional Mentoring Service is aimed at supporting young Māori and Pasifika students, in a culturally responsive way, to successfully achieve NCEA. Evidence shows mentoring helps students achieve academic success and the service plans to support students by working with them and their school, friends, families, whānau and communities.
The mentoring service builds on the strengths of He Ara Tika,
The service is available in selected schools in all 10 education regions. Contact email@example.com for more information.
For a student to be eligible for mentoring support, they must meet the following criteria:
- be Māori or Pasifika
- in Years 11, 12, or 13
- show signs they are unlikely to achieve NCEA by themselves
- the young person and their family agree to participate and enter into the programme
- the school has identified that the mentoring programme is an appropriate mechanism to support the student's NCEA achievement.
Students are supported academically, with pastoral support provided where needed. Mentors tailor the service to the student’s needs, local resources and circumstances. Mentors also work with students, their schools and their families, whānau and communities.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- The Māori education strategy: Ka Hikitia - Accelerating Success 2013 -2017
- Pasifika Education Plan 2013 – 2017
- Youth Guarantee (external link)
- New Zealand Qualifications Authority - National Certificate of Educational Achievement (external link)
- Careers New Zealand (external link)
- Youth Mentoring Network (external link)
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