Increase numeracy and literacy
& improve access to STEAM learning
Our local education system needs to provide a seamless transition for all tamariki from early childhood through to tertiary and beyond. Utilising the richness of our local surroundings, natural resources and alpine experiences, learning can be contextualised in a way that reflects and reinforces the identity and culture of descendants and citizens of this area.
Throughout this kapupapa we focus on education and learning wider than the classroom; whānau learning, community learning and community requirements for succession, in particular in preparing ourselves and our children for future industries. We cannot see precisely what those industries might be but for the success of our rohe, we cannot overlook the urgency of being equipped to lead them.
These new opportunities allow us to shine a light on areas where more focus is currently required.
Current Education solutions
Co-design a Ruapehu Learning Journal
Establish initiatives to grow full community and whānau succession through a new
Ruapehu Whānau Leadership Journey
Establish training programmes that will achieve the new Ruapehu Learning Steps
Creation of a Ruapehu Learning Journal featuring local kōrero, Whānau specific
programme development to provide free reading
Literacy and numeracy programmes all whānau can use together and within their homes
A bi-lingual Community 'Tagging' Project celebrating the importance of reading and literacy
The development of a NCEA & Whānau Events programme
NCEA Achievement from Taumarunui College and Ruapehu College compared with the national average.
Source: Taumarunui and Ruapehu
The percentage of the population per town with secondary and tertiary qualifications. The Level 7+ percentage includes those qualifications that are postgraduate tertiary qualifications.
Source: Stats NZ Census Data