Two new Partnership Schools for priority learners in Bay of Plenty

Science, technology and the outdoors are at the heart of the teaching styles of two new Partnership Schools opening in the Bay of Plenty in 2018.

Science, technology and the outdoors are at the heart of the teaching styles of two new Partnership Schools opening in the Bay of Plenty in 2018.

The Ministry sought applications from providers who would have a specific focus on the Government’s priority learner groups, which include Māori, Pasifika, students from low-socio-economic backgrounds and students needing learning support.

The two schools in the Bay of Plenty will focus on Māori learners.

Flexibility to make decisions on how they operate and use funding to meet the needs of students is a key part of the Partnership Schools model.

Te Rangihakahaka Centre for Science and Technology

Te Rangihakahaka Centre for Science and Technology is Rotorua based and led by local iwi, Te Taumata o Ngāti Whakaue and managed by Te Rangihakahaka Company Limited.

The centre is a co-educational composite school for years 1 to 10 and the school curriculum will be based on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) coming with Kaupapa Māori aspirations.

Watch how Te Taumata o Ngāti Whakaue are collaborating with science organisations to provide Te Matakōkiri putaiao | science programme for Maori learners and whānau.

 

Blue Light Senior Boys High School

Taupo based Blue Light Senior Boys High School is overseen by Blue Light Ventures Incorporated and will cater for years 11 to 13 Māori males.

The school has an outdoor focussed kaupapa Māori special character and will include a residential facility where most students will be expected to board during the school year.

Both schools will join the 10 other Partnership Schools already operating, in Term 1 of the new 2018 school year.

 

 

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