Te Tere Auraki is a Ministry of Education professional development strategy focusing on improving outcomes for Māori students in English-medium schools. This strategy supports four main Te Tere Auraki projects:
  1. Te Kotahitanga: This project focuses on Māori students in years 9 and 10. It is aimed at supporting teachers to improve Māori students' learning and achievement. This support enables teachers to create a culturally responsive context for learning which is responsive to evidence of student performance and understandings. It also enables school leaders, and the wider school community, to focus on changing school structures and organisations to more effectively support teachers in this endeavour
  2. Te Kauhua: This action-research project focuses on teacher practice and whānau–school relationships.
  3. Ako Panuku: This project support resources, professional learning, professional communities, and career development for Māori secondary school teachers
  4. Te Mana Kōrero: A series of three professional development packages and workshops facilitated through School Support Services


  1. Maori Educational Aspirations and Advancement