We acknowledge the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, and the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Given our significant Māori akongā and staff population, it is an imperative that we explore The Treaty of Waitangi and understand how to implement and apply this into the planning and the everyday school lives of all our tamariki, staff and community, authentically, visually and through regular practice.
Through various whānau and community consultation opportunities, there has been a clear mandate for Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori to be intertwined, and normalised at KSS.
Leadership, teachers and staff at KSS recognise Te Reo Māori as a taonga. By learning Te Reo Māori, through tīkanga and Te Ao Māori, students can strengthen their identities and grow shared cultural understandings.
Through making use of the emerging key themes and through extensive hui with kaumatua and mana whenua, akonga have a strong sense of identity and know where they come from, by collating hitori, pūrakau, whakapapa and waiata to lead, connect and build the foundations of our cultural narrative.