- To raise Maori student achievement through the development of cultural visibility and responsive practices across the pathway as measured against National Standards and agreed targets for reading Years 1-10 and NCEA Years 11-13.
- Lift the achievement for boys writing in Years 1-10.
- To raise Maori student achievement and cultural visibility.
- That 85% of Maori students will achieve NCEA Level 2.
Science Department Goals
- That 85% of Maori students doing Level 1 NCEA get 16 science credits.
- That 85% of Maori students doing NCEA Levels 2 or 3 get 14 science credits.
- That 80% of Year 9 and 10 students are reading at or above expected Curriculum Levels.
- Can changes to cultural visibility and responsiveness in the Junior Science program improve Maori student a) reading achievement and b) enjoyment, confidence and achievement in science?
TLDR summary: There is a common theme running through the Manaiakalani cluster, Tamaki College, the science department and also my own inquiry, and that is an eye to improving Maori student achievement, cultural visibility in the curriculum, and reading and writing.