Conclusion

The examples of good practice from the nine services described in this report show the many and varied ways services work with the parents and whānau of Māori children to build respectful relationships and develop partnerships for learning. Each service responds to its community in different ways. The examples highlight how services shape their curriculum and associated teaching and learning practices to enable Māori children to become competent and confident learners. All services, regardless of where they are in supporting Māori children, can use their self review to evaluate the impact of their bicultural curriculum on Māori children and continue to improve their knowledge and understanding of Te Ao Māori.