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 Māori communities, thus ensuring Māori 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 Māori 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 whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori organisations to ensure their support and expertise with Māori language and culture can be positively directed towards Māori student engagement and achievement outcomes.