Kia Eke Panuku Kia Eke Panuku: Building on Success is a Government funded initiative working to give life to Ka Hikitia and address the aspirations of M?ori communities, thus ensuring M?ori students’ potential. Gisborne Girls’ High School has been involved with the project since 2014 and will continue until the end of 2016. This work builds on the progress we made as a part of Te Kotahitanga from 2009-2013.
The programme seeks to develop a culturally responsive and relational pedagogy across all levels of the school and into M?ori communities.
The programme uses data and evidence, takes an inquiry approach to effect positive change in in-class and school-wide practices, systems and structures and works towards creating long-term sustainable change. Kia Eke Panuku: Building on Success encourages school leaders to work with wh?nau, hap?, iwi and M?ori organisations to ensure their support and expertise with M?ori language and culture can be positively directed towards M?ori student engagement and achievement outcomes.