Leadership video kete
Māori Succeeding as Māori
In this clip a school principal talks about how he works with his school community to develop an environment where Māori learners are supported and can succeed as Māori. Māori parents talk about their own and their sons’ experiences at this school and a senior Māori student talks about how Māori feel safe, are acknowledged and set up for success.
Things to Think About
Conversation framework for those new to Kia Eke Panuku:
- “If things are to improve for young Māori learners, schools and systems have to change.” In what ways has this school changed so that their Māori learners are supported to succeed as Māori?
- The principal talks about endorsing and enhancing the place and presence of Māori students within the school. What does this mean and how is this exemplified in your own practice and in your school?
- The parents talk about the holistic approach of the teachers and leaders to know and support their sons and their learning. What connections do you make to your own practice regarding your relationships with your Māori learners? What challenges does this raise for you?
Conversation Framework for Kia Eke Panuku schools:
- Many New Zealand schools begin their academic year with a pōwhiri for new students and staff. Both a parent and a student reflect on the powerful impact of this ritual of encounter. Discuss what made the pōwhiri powerful for each of them. How is this similar to your own experience and how is it different?
- The principal talks about the importance of understanding and supporting Maōri learners at this critical time in their lives. In your context how do you let your young Māori learners know that they are worth that further opportunity, that further piece of encouragement?
- Select a quote from the video clip that really resonated with you. Explore and share the theorising this generates for you.
Conversation Framework for Kia Eke Panuku Strategic Change Leadership teams:
- The reflections shared in this clip engage with the Kia Eke Panuku simultaneous success trajectories from multiple perspectives (principal, teacher, parent, student) and discuss progress over time. What progress have you made over time in terms of these trajectories? How do you know? In what ways have multiple perspectives contributed to an evaluation of this progress?
- Key messages articulated in this clip link to strategic planning, direction and governance. In your context how do you include your Board of Trustees and your wider school community in the conversations around coherency, spread and ownership of this kaupapa?
- The principal identifies that young Māori learners need adults who are constant and will consistently and gently encourage them to do what is required to open the next door. In your work with colleagues how do you support them to reflect these attributes in their own practice with their Māori learners?