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Note: Māori medium: students are taught all or some curriculum subjects in the Māori language for at least 51 percent of the time.
Māori language in English medium: students are learning te reo Māori as a language subject, or taught curriculum subjects in the Māori language for up to 50 percent of the time.
No Māori language: Students are either involved in Taha Māori (simple words, greetings, or songs in Māori) or not recorded as receiving Māori language immersion at any level. Students deemed 'not applicable' (such as international fee-paying students) are also counted within this category.
Data as at 1 July.
See information about this data.
Note: Data as at 1 July. Figures for 2001-2010 include students attending Kura Teina, for a definition see Education Counts - Glossary link below.
Information about the data
Figures 1 and 2
Date published: February 2017
Next update expected: November 2017
Update frequency: Annually
Geographic coverage: National
Demographic information available? Yes
Internationally recognised measure? No
Source: Ministry of Education – July roll returns
Purpose of the survey or data: To collect annual information from all schools in New Zealand.
This information is used:
- to fund and staff schools
- to support policy analysis, development, and decision-making
- to monitor the outcomes of the New Zealand education system
- for national and international reporting purposes.
Data quality: Education Counts: July School Roll Return (see the ‘data collection’ section).
Want to know more?
Education Counts – Statistics: Māori language in education
Education Counts – Publications: Te Piko o te Māhuri: The key attributes of successful kura kaupapa Māori
Education Counts – Publications: Ngā Haeata Mātauranga – The annual report on Māori education
Statistics NZ – Measuring New Zealand’s progress using a sustainable development approach
Education Counts – Glossary