Te Tai Tokerau: Engaging Taitamariki

Te Puni Kōkiri is supporting a strategy to improve the educational achievement of Māori students in Northland schools. The strategy, entitled “Engaging Taitamariki in learning”, is a collaborative approach between government agencies, iwi, schools and community groups to combat bad statistics. In 2006, only 37.2% of Māori students in Northland achieved NCEA Level 2. “As a result of the strategy, 15 of our secondary schools, with more than 3,500 Māori students combined, have made a commitment to help improve Māori students’ educational achievement rates”, says Te Puni Kōkiri regional director Daryn Bean.