Maori and Pasifika embrace Charter schools, the unions must be having kittens

Maori and Pasifika are embracing charter schools with 18 of the 25 applicants for new charter schools coming from those communities.

Clearly there is massive dissatisfaction with current education models.

The authorisation board said 25 organisations had applied to set up more of the publicly funded private schools to open in 2017.

It said much of the interest was from educators and community groups representing M?ori and Pasifika people, and most of the applications were from the North Island.

The board’s chair, Catherine Isaac, said the level of interest reflected confidence in the charter school system and showed it worked well.

“We do see it as a vote of confidence in a policy that is connecting innovators with disadvantaged students whose needs are not being met by the existing state school system.”

Ms Isaac said the board would evaluate the proposals over the next two months and announce its decisions by next year.

Here are the applicant details:

Applicant Name School Type Proposed Proposed Location
Alliance Health Plus Trust Years 9-13+ Mangere
Bay of Plenty Childrens Education Charitable Trust Years 1-8 Whakatane
Central Pacific Collective and Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira Years 9-13+ Porirua
Davidic Centre Years 1-9 Porirua
First Community Trust Years 7-10 Lower Hutt
Kia Ata Mai Educational Trust Years 7-13+ Hamilton
Nga Tamariki Puawai Charter Schools Limited Years 1-13+ South Auckland
Out and About Life Education Trust (Application 1) Years 0-3 Manurewa
Out and About Life Education Trust (Application 2) Years 0-3 North Shore
Pacific Innovations NZ Trust Years 9-13+ Manukau
Pacific Peoples Advancement Trust Years 11-13+ Avondale
Paradigm Shift Rangatahi Limited Years 0-3 Waipawa
Port Nicholson Settlement Trust Years 9-13+ Wellington
Te Aratika Trust Years 11-13+ Napier
Te Kohao Health Years 1-8 Hamilton
Te Runanga o Turanganui a kiwa Years 9-13+ Gisborne
Te Runanga o Whaingaroa Years 9-13+ Kaeo
Te Waii Uu Whanau Trust Years 1-13+ Waimana
Te Whanau o Waipareira Years 9-13+ West Auckland
The Policy Shop Years 7-10 Auckland
The Summit Academy Limited Years 3-8 Onehunga
Train the Brain Years 1-13+ Christchurch
Waipiro Bay Whanau Charitable Trust Years 1-10 Waipiro Bay
West Fono Health Trust Years 11-13+ Mangere
Whakaoho Te Hinengaro Charitable Trust Years 1-8 Palmerston North
Whakawatea Kaporeihana Years 9-13+ Hamilton

The teacher unions will be having kittens, they have worked very hard to nix charter schools, but it seems the community is ignoring their blatant patch protection.


– Radio NZ