Māori language in education

Why is this important for social statistics?

Te reo Māori (the Māori language) is a vital part of Māori culture, and a defining feature of Aotearoa New Zealand’s education system. No other country in the world has national curricula in two languages that are not direct translations of one another.

This indicator measures students, whether Māori or non-Māori, who:

  • use te reo Māori in school
  • attend kura kaupapa Māori – state schools that teach in te reo Māori, with philosophies and practices that reflect Māori cultural values.

Downloadable file:

Excel icon. Māori language in education – tables (Excel, 4 sheets, 20kb)

Includes breakdowns by immersion level, year level, and kura kaupapa.

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