The Māori Science Academy (MSA), is a partnership initiative involving Massey University, Te Puni Kōkiri and Year 11 students at six Manawatu schools and Murupara Area School.
“Pūhoro lets us identify and catch students who might be struggling. We work with them, the teachers and one-on-one tutors so that students can achieve their NCEA standards,” explains Naomi Manu, Associate Director of Massey University’s MSA programme.
Murupara Area School Principal, Dr Angela Sharples can see the benefits that science can give students. She’s ecstatic that her remote rural school is able to take advantage of the Pūhoro Programme.
“I look for educational initiatives that expose our tamariki to the opportunities in STEM in New Zealand and the wider world. The support we are receiving through the Pūhoro Programme has been fantastic for our students and our school.”