The Minister of Māori Affairs, Dr Pita Sharples congratulates the Kura Kaupapa Māori movement for developing their own national curriculum.
Dr Sharples has joined more than a hundred wharekura students at Huinga Reo Wānanga being held at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi Marae in Auckland today to celebrate and honour the work that has been done to date on the draft curriculum.
Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua has been developed by the national body, Te Rūnanganui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa o Māori o Aotearoa and has been trialled by kura kaupapa Māori around the country.
Te Aho Matua principles include Te Ira Tangata, Te Reo, Ngā Iwi, Te Ao, Āhuatanga Ako and Te Tino Ūaratanga.
Following further trialling, Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua is expected to be officially launched in April 2015.