Effective Date : 14-November-2018

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 (protection, partnership, participation); and enable students to experience, understand, respect and show sensitivity for Tikanga Māori (ie values, attitudes, behaviour and Te Reo Māori).

To help do this:

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

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

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

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

  5. Staff development will include Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Māori 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 Māori within the school and from this implement programmes as required to allow the Māori students to realise their potential and talents.

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