Te aromihi pouako e puta ai ngā ihu o ngā ākonga Māori

Full Ruia case studies

He tauira tūturu

As part of the development process for this website, teachers and leaders at several schools were interviewed about the appraisal practices that have contributed to supporting their Māori students to be successful. The case studies below arose from these interviews.


A common feature of these schools is that they have a strong commitment to self-review. Teachers and in-school leaders are prepared to make themselves vulnerable. They question their own beliefs and assumptions, they are open to learning from their peers and their community, and they respond actively to what they learn. (See “Examples of the appraisal principles in practice” for other common themes in the case studies.)

The case studies show examples of what these schools are doing to align teacher appraisal with professional learning in order to improve educational outcomes for their Māori students. Although most of the schools were not engaged in the inquiry and knowledge-building cycle described in this website, the case studies have been organised around the cycle to exemplify its process (and most schools did apply an inquiry approach to trying new initiatives).

Aorangi School (vignette)

Opotiki College

Randwick School

Sylvia Park School

Te Ara Whānui Kura Kaupapa Māori o Nga Kōhanga Reo o Te Awa Kairangi

Waverley Park School

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