Partnering partnerships

Partnering with families, iwi, employers and community is important to ensure quality teaching, and lift learners’ aspirations and their educational achievement.


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Iwi partnerships

Productive partnerships between iwi and Communities of Learning start with knowing that many Māori learners are connected to their whānau, hapū and iwi. Because of these connections, forming partnerships with these wider groups is important for working with Māori learners.

Iwi are Treaty of Waitangi partners as well as part of a community. Their involvement in a Community of Learning can help accelerate the progression and achievement of Māori learners by:

  • strengthening the cultural responsiveness of teachers and leaders
  • embedding iwitanga (identity, language and culture) into local curricula
  • supporting whānau to confidently engage with their child’s education provider.

Pacific partnerships

The active involvement of parents, family and community in a Community of Learning will support and boost Pacific children’s progress and achievement.

Parents and families can make a significant difference to their children’s achievement. A partnership between Pacific people and a Community of Learning will incorporate the strength and influence of parents, families and communities and support educational success for Pacific learners. 

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