13 Mar 2015

New curriculum for immersion schools

7:07 pm on 13 March 2015

The national body that represents Māori language immersion schools has launched its new curriculum in the Far North today.

Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua was produced by Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Maori o Aotearoa after being trialled at some kura kaupapa across the country.

Its tumuaki, Toni Waho, said it embraced a Māori world view that validated Te Reo, culture and spirituality.

He said Te Marautanga is a collection of holistic programmes based on Te Aho Matua - the philosophy that defines the special character of Kura Kaupapa Maori.

The new curriculum was launched today at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Pukemiro in Kaitaia.

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