In recognising the unique position of the Maori culture, Kimihia School will take all reasonable steps to provide instruction in tikanga and te reo Maori.
Kimihia School will regularly engage and consult with the Maori community and work together in partnership to raise Maori achievement.
A Maori culturally responsive education environment is one that meets the needs of Maori students and the school's Maori community, delivers engaging education and strong student outcomes, and enhances Maori students' identity, language and culture through access to high quality teaching (Hautu).
Kimihia Primary School will demonstrate:
Manaakitanga: Care for students as culturally located individuals
Mana motuhake: Have high expectations for students' learning
Whakapiringatanga: Have physical environments conducive to learning
Wananga: Effective teaching interactions with Maori students as Maori
Ako: Use a range of strategies that support learning and teaching
Kotahitanga: Monitoring students' achievement data and using the information to modify teaching practice to improve Maori student achievement and sharing this information with students