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Māori and Pasifika achievement at secondary school

This post was shared by Karen Melhuish Spencer (originally here):

Great story here that was shared this morning on Radio NZ National, highlighting the absolute importance of learning being culturally grounded:

Dramatic Improvements for Maori and Pacific students

How an Auckland secondary school has made dramatic improvements in the achievement rates of its Maori and Pacific students. With Brian Evans - Principal of Kelston Boys High School in West Auckland, which has seen a marked improvement in the NCEA pass rates for its Maori and Pacific students, who make up three quarters of the school roll. Nathaniel Apa - year 13 student and member of the school's first 15. Joevini Leota - who is in year 12. (18′21″)

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Their story was also featured in the Ed Gazette last year: Engaging Pasifika parents contributes to strong results [Sept 2012]

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