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Establishment of a Designated Character School—Te Rangihakahaka Centre for Science and Technology, Rotorua

  1. Pursuant to sections 146, 156 and 156AA of the Education Act 1989, I hereby establish a Year 1–10 co-educational school in Rotorua to be known as Te Rangihakahaka Centre for Science and Technology, and designate the school as a designated character school.
  2. Te Rangihakahaka Centre for Science and Technology will operate the following aims, purposes and objectives which will together constitute its designated character:

The centre provides a kaupapa Māori learning environment that is unique to Ngāti Whakaue and supports students to learn through a programme of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

The New Zealand Curriculum is delivered through localised and contextualised content by way of an interdisciplinary and applied approach whilst infusing Ngāti Whakaue identity, language and culture in everything that is said, done, seen, heard and felt.

Mātauranga-a-Iwi and Iwi values are expressed and reflected in the delivery of the programme.

Te Rangihakahaka is committed to providing and facilitating ‘new learning’ which is relevant and engaging for all tamariki and whānau whilst restoring Māori “ways of being” in order to uplift, nurture and empower whānau, hapū and iwi.

The centre recognises and supports the revival and retention of Te Reo Māori me onā tikanga, through future generations.

  1. The constitution of the board of trustees will be an alternative constitution in accordance with section 98A of the Education Act 1989.

This notice takes effect on the date of publication in the New Zealand Gazette.

Dated this 14th day of July 2018.

CHRIS HIPKINS, Minister of Education.