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Treaty of Waitangi partnership

In our profession, evidence of our teaching practice occurs naturally. This evidence is then used for discussion around the understanding of each of the six Standards for the Teaching Profession, and the demonstration of that understanding in the classroom. Listed below is a selection of resources to use when working with staff to initiate discussion around how your school acknowledges and promotes the first of the Standards, Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership. 


 Click here for resources to teach your students about Te Tiriti o Waitangi.


Ako Panuku Resources 

  • Quality Practice Templates - Ako Panuku have developed these templates to show what the Treaty Partnership standard can look like for teachers (English medium settings), for leaders in schools or kura and in kura or Māori medium settings.


  • Support staff to unpack the Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership teaching standard using this PowerPoint presentation. You can also download the PowerPoint version here. This is appropriate for an English medium setting.


  • He whakaaturanga hei tautoko i a koutou kia wetekina te paerewa nei. Whakamahia, wānangahia i tō kura kia mārama ai ki te ngako o tēnei kaupapa.



  • Tina Mihaere-Rees descends from Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngai Tūhoe iwi and is currently Kaiako Reo Māori at Tawa High School. Tina discusses why whanaungatanga is important for her Te Reo Māori ākonga. For more of Tina's kōrero and others, visit our Taumata Kōrero webpage.



Useful External Links


  • RUIA School-Whānau partnerships for Māori Learners’ Success is a site developed to “support principals and other school leaders to improve outcomes for Māori students by working in educationally powerful partnership with whānau.” Here you will find a range of ideas, resources and tools that highlight key information needed to understand how Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership can be embedded into your school. Use with whānau and staff. 


  • Kōrerotia te Tiriti! Here is a series of short kōrero from some of our well-known New Zealanders discussing the Treaty and its implications in today's society. A great resource to provoke discussion amongst staff, students and whānau.  


  • In this video, Dame Claudia Orange talks about Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Whakaputanga in this video. While it is a lengthy kōrero (13.58 mins), it has been sectioned into ‘questions and answers’ and could easily be used when working with staff or students. 


  • In this short video below, Wharehoka Wano shares his understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and the importance as a curriculum principle. Included are some simple strategies Whare thinks will support schools in increasing their knowledge and understanding around this Standard.   




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