Bicultural Partnership Policy

Dec 3, 2023

Education [Early Childhood Centres] Regulations 2008: Subpart 2 43 1a (iv) (v) (vi), 43 1b, 47 1b (i),  47 1e


Early Childhood on Stafford will develop and nurture a partnership with Maori as tangata whenua as per our commitment under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and our Centre's Philosophy.

We will achieve this by:

  • Consulting with Te Runaka o Ngai/Kai Tahu and/or Maori Whanau
  • Developing a relationship with a local Kaumatua and/or whanau to support our centre
  • Ensuring that the Curriculum is reflective of Te Reo me Tikanga Maori
  • Use language/protocols/kawa of Maori children and their parents in the centre's greetings/farewells and daily routines
  • There will be accessibility to copies of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • Teachers will be conversant with Te Tiriti o Waitangi and will demonstrate a commitment to its principles.
  • Policy and centre operations should reflect our commitment to achieving the three Principles of Participation, Partnership and Protection of all things Maori as outlined in Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Refer: Early Childhood On Stafford Philosophy Statement, Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Adopted: July 2021

Review Date: July 2023

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