Posts Tagged ‘Maori Education’

Māori students: education system broken, Comments 0

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Educators need to throw out a “broken system” that has repeatedly been shown to fail Māori learners, a former principal says. Keri Milne-Ihimaera was the principal of Moerewa School in Northland for 10 years. For two of those years, the school was under statutory intervention, governed by a commissioner brought in by the Ministry of Read more

Māori boarding school’s new direction Comments 0

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

With the demise of Māori boarding schools, the new principal at Hato Paora College has a personal stake in the school’s survival. Former student Nathan Matthews has returned to his old stomping ground to lead the school.  Continue reading Related Posts:Hato Pāora old boy appointed college principalHato Petera closedBriefing paper lists Hato Petera’s financial woesBid Read more

O’Sullivan has some ideas about future of Hato Petera Comments 0

Monday, September 10th, 2018
Hato Petera

Doctor Lance O’Sullivan wants to shift the Vanguard military school on to the vacant Hato Petera College site. He has also proposed that the Hato Petera site should be used for a hostel for Māori students attending other schools in the area, on the model of Auckland Grammar School’s InZone hostel in Epsom. He said Read more

Hato Pāora old boy appointed college principal Comments 0

Monday, September 3rd, 2018
hato pāora

Dr Nathan Matthews has been appointed the new principal of Hato Pāora College, the Catholic Māori boarding school for boys near Feilding. He is an old boy of the school and his son Caleb is the school’s head boy this year. Matthews will be formally welcomed next month but he doesn’t start until 1 October. Sean Read more

New building opened at Te Wānanga o Raukawa Comments 0

Monday, September 3rd, 2018
Te Wānanga

A few years ago, a building to house the various activities of the Te Wānanga o Raukawa (the Māori University of Ōtaki) burnt down while it was undergoing renovation. Recently a new building was opened to replace it. It contains a meeting place for students, a special hall embracing carvings representing all the local tribal Read more

Hato Petera closed Comments 0

Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Bishop Patrick Dunn, the Catholic Bishop of Auckland and the proprietor of Hato Petera College believes that the cancellation of the College’s Integration Agreement is in the best interests of students. The Minister of Education Chris Hipkins and the Bishop have agreed that the College will close on 31 August 2018. In making the announcement Read more

Hipkins puts off decision on future of Hato Pētera College Comments 0

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

The minister of education Chris Hipkins paid a visit to Hato Petera Colleg on Thursday. After meeting more than 40 members of the school community Hipkins told media he wanted to hear from the community and former students before he made his decision. “It won’t be a matter of months. I do want to get something sooner Read more

Charter schools better for Māori than the state system Comments 0

Monday, August 6th, 2018
charter schools

Six of the 11 charter (partnership) schools have a Māori roll of 87 percent or higher. High-profile Māori leader Lance O’Sullivan says self-serving interests and protectionism from the old establishment are at the heart of the move to close them down. He says such a move will force Māori youth back into a state system Read more

Sir Toby Curtis delivers emotional plea against charter schools closures Comments 0

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

The closure of charter schools risks the spiritual impoverishment that New Zealand’s education system had historically imposed on Māori, a select committee has heard. Māori educator Sir Toby Curtis, who recently submitted a treaty claim against the closures, delivered an “emotional” plea for the schools to remain as is on Wednesday morning. Continue reading Related Read more

Charter schools closure will affect Māori Comments 0

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Two Māori education leaders have lodged a claim with the Waitangi Tribunal saying the government’s decision to axe charter schools will have a detrimental effect on Māori students. Continue reading Related Posts:Hato Petera on the brink of closureBriefing paper lists Hato Petera’s financial woesNew Bishop of Ripon gets a rousing Maori welcomeSt Joseph’s Māori Girls’ Read more