We believe that when students’ cultural identities are strong and secure, their academic success will improve. We understand that students who feel a strong sense of belonging, and connection to their identity and culture, engage more successfully in their learning. Students need to recognize themselves in their learning environment. Schools who are inclusive ensure all our students feel welcomed and can participate in all aspects of school life.
To meet this challenge Capital City Kāhui Ako are working in partnership with Poutama Pounamu to determine the pedagogical practices occurring within each school. Also to engage inevidence-based critical conversations about the powerful pedagogical practices that 'work' for Māori / all students and their whānau to achieve a shared understanding within schools and across the kāhui, and how to apply it in practice.