Success for Māori students is the responsibility of everyone in the Ministry of Education.

The success of New Zealand depends on Māori success, and the success of Māori depends on their success as Māori.

It means that Māori culture is recognised and validated and incorporated into the learning process. It means that personalising learning is happening and that the curriculum is relevant to Māori identity.

We also must have an assessment system that helps foster success – so that success breeds success and mana builds mana. We must all step up to achieve Māori success and realise the potential of Māori youth.

Ka Hikitia — Managing for Success

Ka Hikitia — Managing for Success means supporting people in the Ministry to increase their confidence, and ability to connect with Māori, so they know why, where and how to focus work to get the best outcomes for Māori students. It's not about special treatment but rather professional treatment.

Ka Hikitia — Managing for Success focuses the Ministry on:

  • stronger leadership and relationships within and across the government and education sector 
  • increasing the confidence people have to work with Māori, and their capability to effectively deliver for Māori students, families, whānau and communities 
  • accountability for outcomes through performance management and business planning 
  • using and acting on evidence about what works for Māori.

The Māori Education Strategy: Ka Hikitia — Accelerating Success 2013–2017

Tau Mai Te Reo — The Māori Language in Education Strategy

Tau Mai Te Reo is our Māori language in education strategy. 

Tau Mai Te Reo — The Māori Language in Education Strategy 2013-2017

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa is the Māori medium partner to the New Zealand Curriculum.

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (external link)


Mātaiako refers to the process of observation and evaluation of learning taking place, and can capture the activities helping ākonga to move along that pathway.

Mātaiako is about gathering and interpreting information about ākonga progress and achievement and using that information to improve learning and teaching.

Mātaiako is discussed in relation to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Mātaiako resources (external link)

Te Rāngai Kāhui Ako ā-Iwi

Te Rāngai Kāhui Ako ā-Iwi is a framework to support sustainable Māori medium education, recognising the diversity region by region, iwi by iwi.

Te Rāngai Kāhui Ako ā-Iwi

Māori Tertiary Education Framework

The Māori Tertiary Education Framework

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