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The New Zealand Curiculum Online - Success for boys.

Success for Boys navigation


Success for boys is a subsection of New Zealand Curiculum Online.

Families, whānau and communities

Engaging with families, whānau, and your school community about their hopes, concerns, and aspirations for their boys will help you develop a shared commitment to raising the engagement and achievement of boys in your school.

Families, whānau, and your school community have a key role to play in the success of boys in your school. By working with whānau and your community, you can work towards a shared understanding of the importance of meeting boys’ learning needs and supporting their educational achievement.

Parents and whānau need opportunities to build on what they are already doing at home to support their boys’ learning. Providing programmes that look to address the real needs of parents and their boys in your school will help you raise the level of engagement and achievement of boys in your school.

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The Complexity of Community and Family Influences on Children's Achievement in New Zealand: Best Evidence Synthesis (BES) Iteration (2003)
Looks at community and family influences on children's achievement.

Summarises its findings into four categories: family attributes; family processes; community factors; and centre/school, family, and community partnerships.

Ka Hikitia – Ka Hāpaitia
The refreshed Māori Education Strategy that sets out how the Ministry will work with education services to support Māori learners and their whānau, hapū, and iwi to achieve excellent and equitable outcomes.

Te Mangōroa

Te Mangōroa Better Relationships for Better Learning (2000) 
Guidelines about how to engage with Māori parents, whānau, and communities for Boards of Trustees and schools. Phone Ministry of Education 0800 660 662 to get a copy (item number 23848).

Te Mangōra Te Mana Kōrero
Series of three professional development packages and facilitated workshops. Draws on the evidence that shows what is working for Māori students, from programmes such as Te Kotahitanga and Te Kauhua.

Te Mana Kōrero

Te Mana Kōrero
Contains three DVDs and a facilitation handbook. Designed to assist schools in raising the achievement levels of Māori students and focuses on the need to build and sustain strong school-whānau partnerships.

Relationships for Learning — Te Mana Kōrero
The importance of building effective relationships between schools and whānau. Download the video clip.

Te Mana Korero — Developing respectful relationships with Maori students
Short description, questions, and prompts for things to think about

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