Ka Hikitia connects to Reading Strategies

Guiding principles of Ka Hikitia

  • Treaty of Waitangi – ensuring Māori students enjoy and achieve education success as Māori is a shared responsibility
  • Māori potential approach – high expectations for Māori students to achieve
  • Ako – a reciprocal, two-way teaching and learning approach
  • Identity, language and culture count – Māori students benefit from seeing their experiences and knowledge reflected in teaching and learning
  • Productive partnerships with key stakeholders - ongoing exchange of knowledge and information and the involvement of parents and whānau.

All of these principles are essential when we seek to connect with Māori communities, whānau, hapū and iwi. Once we have effectively connected to these communities research shows that the benefits back to students and staff in schools can be highly significant.

For further information on Ka Hikitia and to read the Auditor General’s report which details some of this research, access the links below to obtain a PDF copy.

Ka Hikitia Accelerating Success 2013-2017

Auditor General’s Report 2013