Enabling Māori and Pacific Success in STEM

NZQA is hosting a symposium on Thursday 22 April to share successful ways of engaging Māori and Pacific students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

School leaders - including Principals, Principals' Nominees, Board Chairs and HOD Sciences, Technology and Maths- are invited to register for this free event at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington.

The programme includes perspectives from schools and industry leaders who are successfully involving high proportions of Māori and Pacific students in STEM; and provide practical tools to help you encourage your students to pursue STEM pathways.

There will also be presentations and panel input from employers, students, whānau, community groups and others about overcoming the roadblocks to STEM. 

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speakers will be Judge Andrew Becroft – Children’s Commissioner – and Dr Eruera Prendergast-Tarena, Executive Director of Tokona te Raki (the Māori Futures Collective).

Judge Becroft will speak about equity in the New Zealand context, while Dr Prendergast-Tarena will reflect on what equity would mean for Māori and Pacific people.

The intent of the day is to unlock the potential of STEM for your students.

How to register

Register for this event by clicking on this link and following the prompts.

For any questions or issues, please send an email to STEMsymposium@nzqa.govt.nz.


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