Ways in which we are being inclusive and culturally responsive to our students, parents and whānau
At Kohimarama School we value all cultures by making school learning relevant and effective for our akonga, by drawing on ākonga’ cultural knowledge, life experiences, frames of reference, languages, and performance and communication styles. We believe in getting to know our ākonga by communicating, validating and collaborating with them to build new learning from the ākongas’ specific knowledge and experience. Inclusivity is very important to us at Kohimarama School and is reflected within our Kohimarama Way Values.
The photo on the left is from the day that these Korowai were presented to the school to be worn on special occasions.
Korowai are seen as treasured garments worn with pride by a person with great mana.
In 2020 every ākonga, kaiako, learning assistants and staff members decorated a feather to contribute to these Korowai. Over time this will be updated based on numbers enrolling.
The different colours represent the four houses in the school Atkin, Patteson, Colenso and Selwyn.
We are working with our ākonga to have authentic understanding and value of Te Tiriti O Waitangi.
Te Reo Māori (Language) - as an official language of New Zealand we are teaching Te Reo across the school.
Te Ao Māori (The Maori World)