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Approval of Kia Ata Mai Educational Trust as Sponsor of Te Kōpuku High Establishment Notice

Pursuant to section 158B of the Education Act 1989, I hereby give the following notice:


  1. I hereby approve Kia Ata Mai Educational Trust to be a sponsor of a partnership school kura hourua.
  2. The name of the sponsor’s school is Te Kōpuku High.
  3. The sponsor’s school will be located in the Hamilton area.
  4. Te Kōpuku High will be a co-educational composite secondary school.
  5. Education at Te Kōpuku High may be given for Class Levels 7–15.
  6. The establishment of Te Kōpuku High is to be phased in over five years. For the 2017 year, the school will enrol students in Class Levels 7–9. From the 2018 year, Te Kōpuku High will enrol students in Class Levels 7–10 and progressively add class levels thereafter. None of the class levels at Te Kōpuku High will be single-sex.
  7. Te Kōpuku High will operate with the following aims, purposes and objectives:
    1. The sponsor’s vision for the school is:

      To develop a generation of Māori students with the self-belief that as Māori they are capable of designing innovative, sustainable, successful futures for themselves, their communities and the world – Kia rite ki te hua o te nīkau.

    2. The sponsor’s mission for the school is:

      To provide learning experiences that supports students to realise their greatness – Nō te hunga Atua koe – nōu te ao.

    3. The following are the objectives of the school. Students will:
      1. develop strong language/literacy skills in Māori and English and be able to leverage their developing bilinguality for accelerated academic achievement particularly in subjects that are linked to high demand career opportunities ie science, technology, engineering and mathematics;
      2. have a strong sense of cultural the identity as members of a community, of iwi, or hapū and as global citizens; and
      3. be self-motivated to strive for personal excellence for individual and collective benefit.
  8. This notice shall come into force on the day after its publication in the New Zealand Gazette.

Dated at Wellington this 24th day of August 2016.

Hon HEKIA PARATA, Minister of Education.