Te Reo Māori in schools

Te Reo Māori in schools

We request that the House of Representatives support all children in Aotearoa New Zealand learning te reo Māori in their school

He tono tā mātou, me kaha tautoko e te Whare Pāremata ko te reo Māori me ōna tini tikanga hei kaupapa matua i ngā kura katoa o Aotearoa nei


Latest Supporters

  • I believe that Te Reo Maori give children a sense of identity and also a deeper insight into the rich history and culture of Aotearoa.

    I think it is best described in the whakatoki

    Ko te reo Maori te taikura o te whakaaro marama – Language is the Key to understanding
    David Matthew 2018-04-08 09:28:49 +1200
  • Danielle 2018-03-16 05:57:52 +1300
  • Veialu 2018-02-12 18:36:45 +1300
  • Te Reo needs to be a compulsory aspect of learning curriculum across all levels of schooling in Aōtearoa
    Hana 2018-02-08 22:47:31 +1300
  • Susan 2018-02-07 08:43:51 +1300
  • Future children of NZ should no longer be denied being taught Te Reo Māori a privilege, once denied to me 60 years ago Mauri Ora.
    Aporo 2018-02-07 08:28:23 +1300
  • Santosha 2018-02-06 20:47:48 +1300
  • Tara 2018-02-06 20:40:36 +1300
  • Tricia 2018-02-06 08:45:07 +1300
  • Jacqui 2018-02-06 00:45:08 +1300

The Green Party supports universal te reo Māori in all public schools.  We have a responsibility to ensure that our indigenous language thrives in Aotearoa, and introducing all children to it at school is the best way to make that happen.  Learning a second language has proven benefits for children, as does Māori students being immersed in their own culture. Learning a language is also a fantastic way to respect, value and connect with a culture that isn’t your own.

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