How many kura kaupapa are there in NZ?

How many kura kaupapa are there in NZ?


Region Kura type Number of schools
Waikato Designated Character (Section 156) 9
Wellington Designated Character (Section 156) 2
Auckland Kura Kaupapa Māori (Section 155) 10
Bay of Plenty Kura Kaupapa Māori (Section 155) 13

What are kura kaupapa schools?

Kura kaupapa Māori (commonly referred to as kura) are state schools where the teaching is in te reo Māori and is based on Māori culture and values. These schools are under the umbrella of Te Aho Mātua and follow the curriculum for Māori-medium teaching, learning and assessment, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

What foundation document must all Kura Kaupapa Maori adhere to?

Presented in the Māori language, Te Aho Matua has been written by the pioneers of Kura Kaupapa Māori as a foundation document for their kura.

Who opened the first kura kaupapa?

Pita Sharples
Pita Sharples, who founded the first kura kaupapa — at Auckland’s Hoana Waititi Marae — talks to reporter Ross Stevens. Sharples says the schools are a positive intervention in an education system that “has failed our children”.

When did Kura Kaupapa start?

Within the wider kura kaupapa Māori whānau, it is believed that the first kura kaupapa Māori was established at the Hoani Waititi Marae in 1985 and the second in 1988, at the Ruamata kura in Rotorua.

What is the meaning of Kura?

nounplural noun kura A school, typically one where lessons are conducted in Maori. ‘five new kura are approved each year by the Ministry of Education’

What are Māori principles?

They must build strong and healthy relationships with participants as they gather and analyse evidence. In the Kaupapa Māori framework, these relationships are built on mutual trust, respect, reciprocity and whanaungatanga.

Who set up kohanga reo?

Early in 1982, the Department of Maori Affairs established a pilot Kohanga Reo in a suburban area of Wellington. “The Te Kohanga Reo programme is designed to stimulate growth of Maori whanau centres that offer the best child care in an environment of Maoritanga where Maori is the language.”

What is the English translation of the Maori word Kura?

‘Kura’ is most commonly used today to mean school. However, kura also means knowledge and the concept of knowledge. Other meanings of kura include: ornamental, treasure, red and glowing.