The students were from Porirua College, Mana College, St Bernard's College, Aotea College, Te Kura Maori o Porirua and Te Ara Whanui Kura Kaupapa Maori
A group of Maori parents, who were concerned that their children's Maori language was not being maintained when they left Te Kohanga Reo, began the first Kura Kaupapa Maori
(Maori medium) school in 1985.
Kura Kaupapa Maori
(immersion Maori language primary schools) followed, the first being established in 1985.
Reedy, Tamati (1990) Overview Report for Kura Kaupapa Maori
, Report 3, Ministry of Education, Wellington.
The census discovered that six per cent of teachers were able to deliver the curriculum in Maori in a bilingual or partial immersion setting, and two per cent in a total immersion or kura kaupapa Maori
It began as a relatively simple idea, an empirical study of the cultural literacies of Maori children in Maori language as they were being shaped within the alternative schooling movement of Kura Kaupapa Maori
. I had hoped that I would be able to track the way Maori children learning through the medium of Maori thought, talked, performed and interpreted the Maori world in which they were being immersed.
The Kokiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust runs two other kohanga reo in the Hutt Valley, along with a kura kaupapa Maori
in Alice Town.
The Act also allows the Minister to designate any school a kura kaupapa Maori
where parents request it.
Developments over the past 38 years have included the establishment of total immersion hui, Te Wananga o Raukawa, Te Runanga o Raukawa Health and Social Services and Te Rito Kura Kaupapa Maori
As at last year's marking of the annual festival Matariki at NZNO's national office, pupils from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori
o Nga Mokopuna (pictured above) were the highlight of last month's celebrations.
Like all good celebrations, the NZNO event included a hakari and cultural items from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori
o Nga Mokopuna and the Samoan Nurses' Association.