Principals View

Principals find Kia Eke Panuku valuable for their school

93% found their school involvement in Kia Eke Panuku to be very or mostly valuable.

Comments included:

    • relationship with Kia Eke Panuku has been constructive and respectful and has enabled the partnership to work positively to make sustainable changes that have contributed to improved Maori student achievement.
    • having a thoughtful kaitoro who knows schools and works well with us in our circumstances. The Kia Eke Panuku team and staff as well as the students she has talked with have high levels of confidence in her
    • the moral imperative is well understood and discursive practices are spreading.

Principals report changes in their schools because of Kia Eke Panuku

95% attributed changes to school systems or processes due to involvement with Kia Eke Panuku.

Most principals (66) identified one or more key changes made in their school as a result of involvement with Kia Eke Panuku. The four areas of change most frequently identified were:

  1. use of Kia Eke Panuku tools and processes (26 schools)
  2. embedding Kia Eke Panuku kaupapa in courses, processes etc (20 schools)
  3. increased awareness or understanding (19 schools)
  4. collecting, analysing and using data (15 schools)

Comments included:

    • The Kia Eke Panuku Strategic Change Leadership Team’s role in school decision-making has changed the consultative landscape of the school
    • We look at all change strategic developments through the lens of Māori students
    • [We are] establishing the centrality of culturally responsive and relational pedagogy in relation to other initiatives

​Principals report improved connections with hapū/iwi or Māori organisations

61% found their school involvement in Kia Eke Panuku had contributed to improved connections with hapū, iwi or Māori organisations to some or a large extent.

Comments included:

    • Increasing educationally powerful connections with our Māori community
    • Increased contact with a local marae
    • Having a closer relationship with the community