Posts Tagged ‘Maori Education’

Hato Petera closed

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

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

Monday, August 6th, 2018
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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

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

Charter schools closure will affect Māori

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

Hato Petera on the brink of closure

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The government has announced it intends to close Hato Petera College, the only Māori Catholic co-ed school in the country, after mounting concern around its finances, human resources and low student numbers. Read more

Bid to save Hato Petera College

Monday, February 26th, 2018
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A commissioner and a well known old boy of a Hato Petera College on Auckland’s North Shore want to save it from closure. Hato Petera College’s roll is down to four pupils. It’s a co-educational school for Māori students from Years 9 to 13. The school provides students with a Catholic Māori environment. It’s the Read more

St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College marks 150 years

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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Thousands of past students are expected to travel to Napier this weekend for the 150 year anniversary of St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College. The occasion will begin with an opening ceremony on Friday at 3:00 pm. On Saturday formalities highlighting the school’s history will be presented, then followed by a celebration dinner. There will be Read more

Hato Petera College – Waitangi Tribunal submission questions land use

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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The Waitangi Tribunal has been told that if a Crown land grant had been used as it was intended Hato Petera College would not be facing closure. Hato Petera College stands on a portion of the of the Crown Grant of 376 acres given to the Catholic Church in Auckland’s North Shore in 1850 for Read more

Honorary Doctorates recognise contribution to community

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

On Saturday 30th September three honorary Doctorates were conferred at Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Ōtaki. They were presented by the World Indigenous Nations University (WINU). For the people of Ōtaki, of particular interest was their own whānau member, Oriwia Raureti (Ngati Raukawa). She is currently the Executive Director of Operations at Te Wānanga. Oriwia has Read more