TREATY OF WAITANGI

POLICY

Effective Date : 28-July-2015

POL-10 Treaty of Waitangi

Plateau School will have practices and procedures in place that reflect our commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi; and enable students to experience, understand, respect and show sensitivity for Tikanga Maori (ie values, attitudes, behaviour and Te Reo Maori).

To help do this:

  1. The School will involve the local Maori community to gain an insight into particular needs and values.  This can be done by consultation, parent involvement, inviting Maori board membership and leadership.

  2. The School will provide opportunities for students to learn in and about Te Reo Maori and Tikanga Maori.

  3. School programmes will incorporate the values and knowledge of the Maori and in particular local Maori knowledge.

  4. The school will provide cultural experiences and recognise Maori needs with Marae visits, consultation, parental involvement, and use of Maori resources in the community.

  5. Staff development will include Te Reo Maori, Tikanga Maori and cultural sensitivity.

  6. The Board of Trustees and management will use assessment information and analysis to gain a realistic perspective of the achievement of Maori within the school and from this implement programmes as required to allow the Maori students to realise their potential and talents.

  7. The school will work towards the promotion of a Maori perspective and provide programmes that help the students to value dual cultural heritage across all the curriculum areas.