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Te Marautanga o Aotearoa is being redesigned to reflect a more indigenous curriculum that is grounded in te ao Māori and based on the conceptual framework Te Tamaiti Hei Raukura. The redesign will take place over the next 4 years.

To ensure that the most important voices are heard, we are currently engaging with tumaki, tumuwhakahaere, kaiako, ākonga and whānau through ā-kanohi engagements, online workshops and through online consultations like the survey below.

We invite you to fill out this survey. Your mātauranga and advice will be used to gain further insights into what you want from a reo Māori curriculum and to inform the direction and development of the redesign.

To take the survey in English, click here.

To take the survey in te reo Māori, click here.

Thank you for your help in redesigning Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Why we need to hear from you

The journey to a redesigned curriculum requires the contribution and participation of ākonga, kaiako, tumuaki, tumuwhakahaere, whānau, hapū and hapori.

Mātauranga and advice from our communities are key to realising aspirations for mokopuna and creating a more indigenous curriculum, grounded in te ao Māori.

Your contributions to this survey will help to shape the redesign of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and ensure your aspirations for your mokopuna are reflected in the new curriculum, now and into the future. 

Why are we redesigning Te Marautanga o Aotearoa?

Over the past few years we engaged with kaiako, parents, whānau, ākonga and communities who said that Māori were seeking flexible, holistic teaching practices that cater to all learning styles, rather than a “one size fits all” approach.

Additionally, we were told that kura have found it challenging to realise the aspirations of their marau-ā-kura within the context of a largely subject-based framework.

In 2019, the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement Ministerial Advisory Group (CPA MAG) recommended we review Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and to “work with the Māori-medium sector to define a new curriculum framework policy for Māori-medium education that validates mātauranga Māori and promotes a child-centered curriculum with a broader definition of success”.

Strengthening curriculum, progress and achievement in a system that learns [PDF, 584 KB]

As a result, Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | The Ministry of Education has decided to redesign Te Marautanga o Aotearoa in collaboration with Māori medium education experts, leaders, kaiako, ākonga, whānau and iwi to develop a national curriculum that:

  • reflects all that kura, whānau and iwi value most
  • enables a broader definition of success
  • provides holistic and integrated learning and teaching programmes.

Privacy statement

This privacy statement applies to any personal information collected through the survey on Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and the survey can be taken without identifying who you are. Personal information collected through the survey will be held by the Ministry of Education and treated in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020. It will be kept secure and will be deleted six months after it is no longer required for the purposes of this project.

Information collected in the survey will be used for the purposes outlined above or as required or permitted by the Privacy Act 2020. Responses may be included in anonymised form in reports on Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Survey responses are not expected to be disclosed outside the Ministry, except where this might be required under law (e.g., under the provisions of the Official Information Act).   

If you want to check any personal information that we may hold about you, or request the correction of that information, please email whakahou.marautanga@education.govt.nz.

More information

You can learn about our current plans for the redesign on our website Te Whakahou i Te Marautanga o Aotearoa | Kauwhata Reo, and attend workshops if you can.

If you have any queries, please contact us at whakahou.marautanga@education.govt.nz.

Mauri ora!