May 14, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Maori education stats at a glance – comparing success across iwi/hapu lines #infograph

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Education Minister Hekia Parata today released new information showing how iwi around New Zealand are achieving in education.

The iwi education profiles provide an iwi-by-iwi breakdown of how Maori students are performing in the education system.

For the first time iwi, hapu and whanau can clearly see how their kids are progressing from early learning to 18 years of age, says Ms Parata.

[pull_quote_left]They can use the profiles to work with local early learning providers, schools and tertiary institutions to increase the achievement and opportunities of their young people.[/pull_quote_left]

The profiles will be especially useful for schools within a Community of Schools when setting achievement targets. For example, primary schools, kura and iwi might use the profiles to identify the biggest priority for children in their rohe is to improve performance in reading.

We want every kid to leave school equipped to reach their potential and be confident in their identity, language and culture. Quality information helps us achieve that.

The profiles show that children from the three largest iwi, Nga Puhi, Ngati Porou and Ngai Tahu, are tracking well towards the Governments target of 98 per cent participation in early learning in 2016. The latest participation rates among these iwi range from 90.5 to 97 per cent.

The profiles also show NCEA Level 2 achievement rates have increased for all three iwi in recent years. However, there is still work to do for their young people to reach the target of 85 per cent of 18 year olds achieving NCEA Level 2 or equivalent in 2017. Attainment rates for the three largest iwi in 2013 range from 61.7 per cent to 68.7 per cent.

Northland / Auckland: Te Tai Tokerau / Tamaki Makau Rau Region
Coromandel: Hauraki Region
Waikato / King Country: Waikato / Te Rohe Potae Region
Rotorua / Taupo: Te Arawa / Taupo Region
Bay of Plenty: Tauranga Moana / Mataatua Region
East Coast: Te Tairawhiti Region
Hawke’s Bay / Wairarapa: Te Matau a Maui / Wairarapa Region
Taranaki Region
Wanganui / Rangitikei: Wanganui / Rangitikei Region
Manawatu / Horowhenua / Wellington: Te Whanganui a Tara Region
South Island / Chatham Islands: Te Waipounamu / Wharekauri Region

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