Introduction to Ka Hikitia - Accelerating Success 2013 - 2017

Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success is our strategy to rapidly change how the education system performs so that all Māori students gain the skills, qualifications and knowledge they need to enjoy and achieve education success as Māori.

Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017 is an updated strategy, not a brand new one. Its predecessor, Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success 2008–2012, set the direction for improving how the education system performs for Māori students. Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017 builds on the changes and success we have seen through Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success 2008–2012.

It identifies:

  • guiding principles to steer the way we do things
  • focus areas to prioritise resources and activity
  • a range of goals and actions to accelerate change
  • targets and measures to keep us on track and measure our success.

The vision

Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013-2017 continues our work towards realising the vision for Māori students to enjoy and achieve education success as Māori.

‘Ka hikitia’ means to step up, to lift up or to lengthen one’s stride. Here, it means stepping up how the education system performs to ensure Māori students are enjoying and achieving education success as Māori. To achieve this, the system must fit the student rather than making the student fit the system.

When the vision is realised, all Māori students will:

  • have their identity, language and culture valued and included in teaching and learning in ways that support them to engage and achieve success
  • know their potential and feel supported to set goals and take action to achieve success
  • experience teaching and learning that is relevant, engaging, rewarding and positive
  • have gained the skills, knowledge and qualifications they need to achieve success in te ao Māori, New Zealand and the wider world.

Ka Hikitia Strategy Overview diagram

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