Putting Ka Hikitia — Accelerating Success 2013–2017 into action

What can you do to accelerate success?

Parents, whānau, iwi and hapū are powerful elements of their young people’s education.

Parents, whānau, iwi and hapū can accelerate success by:

  • expecting Māori students to achieve
  • being part of conversations about their children and their learning
  • sharing their knowledge of Māori language, culture and identity with education professionals and contributing to learning programmes
  • providing feedback and being involved in decision-making
  • supporting Māori students to plan and implement their pathway through education
  • working with education professionals to create the conditions and support networks for successful transitions
  • using Māori language at home and in the community
  • providing high quality early learning experiences
  • becoming members of school and kura boards of trustees
  • understanding the benefits and challenges for Māori students at each stage of their educational journey.

What will the Ministry of Education do to accelerate success?

The Ministry of Education, ERO, education sector agencies and education professionals will work collaboratively to embed the actions and goals of Ka Hikitia — Accelerating Success 2013-2017 across the education system.

The Ministry will monitor Māori students’ progress and adapt activity so it is aligned with what we can see is working.

Ka Hikitia — Accelerating Success 2013–2017 identifies 4 ways to accelerate change.

1. Prioritise resources

The Government is committed to ensuring that resourcing and funding are targeted to the areas where they are needed the most.

2. Support stronger student and whānau voice in education

The Ministry of Education will seek ways to understand what is happening ‘on the ground’ by listening to what students, their whānau and their communities have to say, and finding out more about their experiences in education. Ongoing hui and shared stories will enhance our understanding of what is working and where changes need to be made.

3. Create and maintain momentum

All stakeholders must remain motivated and maintain momentum in implementing Ka Hikitia — Accelerating Success 2013-2017. The Ministry of Education will fuel motivation by sharing, through a range of channels, information and real life examples that demonstrate our progress.

4. Develop further measures and indicators of progress

The Ministry of Education will continue to develop measures and indicators of progress.

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