Māori and Pasifika

Field Māori Assessment Support Materials

Realise Your Potential

A range of assessment resources is available to help teachers assess students against unit standards listed in the Field Māori section of the Directory of Assessment Standards. Read more »

Field Māori programme development support

Māori Qualifications Services has available a selection of downloadable resources to assist programme developers. Read more »

Mātauranga Māori qualifications and assessment standards

Field Māori gives national recognition to mātauranga Māori. It is one of the classification fields for the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS) that caters specifically to Māori knowledge, pedagogy, and skills, and enables the portability of Māori skills and knowledge within the national education system.

This image depicts Field Māori. The disciplines, or subfields, within Field Māori are represented by pou (pillars) in the wharenui (meeting house) where knowledge is nurtured. The four cornerstones are Reo Māori (the Māori language), Tikanga (Māori traditions and customs), Ngā mahi a Te Whare Pora (traditional weaving), and Whakairo (traditional carving). See a full sized version.

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Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance

Tertiary education organisations can choose between two evaluative approaches when they send in an application to NZQA Standard or Te Hono o Te Kahurangi.

If your organisation uses kaupapa Māori and/or teaches mātauranga Māori, Te Hono o Te Kahurangi lets you engage with NZQA using Māori approaches and values. Read more »

Māori providers

Just over 40 registered providers identify themselves as Māori providers. These educational institutions deliver Māori subjects, conduct their courses in a Māori environment, or focus specifically on the needs of Māori learners.

NZQA statistics show that Māori providers play a critical role in lifting the achievement, retention and participation levels of Māori learners. Read more »

Te Kōkiritanga 2020-2023

On Thursday 24 September 2020, NZQA launched its new Māori Strategic Action Plan Te Kōkiritanga 2020-2023: NZQA's Action Plan for Ākonga Māori success.

Kokiri is a Māori word which means advancing forward in unison. The name Te Kōkiritanga has been used to illustrate the collaboration that will be required to achieve our strategic goals.

Te Kōkiritanga outlines our commitment to work with education system agencies in achieving equity for ākonga Māori and their whānau.

Te Kōkiritanga reaffirms NZQA's commitment to the Crown's obligations to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles of partnership, protection and participation. Read more »

NCEA and the Whānau

NCEA is the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.  It is the main qualification for New Zealand secondary high school learners and students and it is a very important qualification. Read more.

NCEA & the Whānau is an information programme that aims to help whānau understand NCEA. Read more »

Māori and the Future State

NZQA’s Future State portfolio is aimed at ensuring learners qualify for a future world that is increasingly global and digitally connected.

Find out more about the Future State portfolio.

Employers and iwi are looking for graduates who can thrive in a rapidly evolving, innovative, technology mediated world.  Employment growth will be strongest for occupations that require Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills in Aotearoa.

We want all Māori students to ‘qualify for the future world’. Read more »

Pasifika

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Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Kia orana, Ni sa bula, Talofa ni, Halo ola keta, Bula vinaka, Mauri.

Here you will find helpful information and resources to help support Pasifika learners engaged in the New Zealand secondary education system.

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Ngā Kete Mātauranga

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­These kete contain materials and information to support the development and implementation of a Secondary School programme for the following Field Māori Qualifications. The information contained in each kete is centered around the use of Field Māori unit standards as the main assessment components of the programme being developed.  Read more »

Enabling Māori and Pacific Success in STEM

Thank you to everyone who joined NZQA for our symposium sharing successful ways of engaging Māori and Pacific students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The programme included perspectives from schools and industry leaders who are successfully involving high proportions of Māori and Pacific students in STEM; and provided practical tools to help encourage students to pursue STEM pathways. Read more »

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