Recognising New Zealand’s Cultural Diversity

Our School Will

Nurture multi culturalism and reflect ethnic diversity
Recognise the core values of the local iwi Ngati Wai
Be involved in Te Reo and Kapa Haka activities
Value the histories and traditions of all its peoples

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

  • The school will value and reflect New Zealand’s dual cultural heritage and recognise the intent of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • The reasonable steps the school will take to incorporate tikanga Maori (Maori culture and protocol) into the school’s curriculum.
  • School occasions will reflect a Maori perspective where this is possible and practical.
  • Classroom programmes will also incorporate the elements of culture able to be delivered by the teacher and as circumstances permit.
  • The steps to be taken to discover the views and concerns of the school’s Maori communities.
  • The school Board of Trustees will consult on a regular cycle with the school’s Maori communities. (Approximately three yearly – dependent on need)

The Contacts will be through either or all

  • Hui called for the purpose
  • Newsletter
  • Questionnaire
  • The school’s Maori communities include:
  • Our tangata whenua
  • Parents/caregivers of Maori children in general classes.