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Education matters to me: Experiences of tamariki and rangatahi Māori

Reports

14 Mar 2018

While many of the concerns in this report are shared by Māori and non-Māori children and young people, we also heard about particular issues that tamariki and rangatahi Māori experience differently.


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Education matters to me: Emotional wellbeing

Reports

14 Mar 2018

Children and young people talked about the range of significant relationships that exist in their worlds and how these relationships either enable them to achieve or prevent them from achieving.


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Education matters to me: Engagement

Reports

14 Mar 2018

Children and young people spoke about a wide range of factors that keep them engaged with school, such as feeling that their teachers know and respect them, and understand the way they learn.


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Education matters to me: If I were the boss

Reports

14 Mar 2018

We heard that children and young people want their school to be more fun, to provide them with better opportunities to play and explore for themselves, both inside and outside the classroom.


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Education matters to me: Progress and achievement

Reports

14 Mar 2018

Children and young people had a broad and holistic view of achievement in their own lives. Relationships are a key motivator for them, to attend school and keep trying to improve.


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Education matters to me: Transitions

Reports

14 Mar 2018

Children and young people who experience multiple transitions each year or high staff turnover in their classrooms need extra support to develop and maintain relationships with each new teacher.


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We have moved to online publication of our reports and guides and no longer have hard copies available to order. We have also discontinued the 'Behaviour' series of brochures and posters.

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