Cultural Diversity

Māori dimensions and Cultural Diversity

Red Beach School is committed to including and developing all children in our community; including Māori students, Pasifika students and students with special education needs and this is reflected in both the Strategic and Annual Plan.

 

New Zealand’s cultural diversity
At our school we celebrate cultural diversity and practise inclusivity by:-

·         Ensuring that each individual child’s cultural background is valued and celebrated within class and school programmes

·         Ensuring that appropriate Professional Development is provided to staff so that they can best meet the cultural needs of all students

·         Recognising that our own demeanour and heritage will impact on interactions with children of all cultures.

The unique position of the Māori/Pasifika cultures
At our school we:-

·         Will be guided by the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi

·         Embrace Ka Hikitia and Pasifika Education Plan

·         Make use of the relevant strengths of all staff, and our  Māori and Pasifika community

·         Implement basic Te Reo Māori within our class and school programmes

·         Value input and feedback from our  Māori  and Pasifika community

 

We acknowledge Māori is unique to New Zealand and all reasonable steps are taken to provide and encourage the use of te reo me ona tikanga Māori throughout the school.