Grow Waitaha, initiated by the Ministry of Education, is a partnership between the Ministry, iwi, four providers, schools and their communities.
Many schools in Canterbury are being rebuilt — completely or partially — following the earthquakes. Rather than rebuilding those schools as they were, we are constructing innovative physical environments that enable future-focused education for all learners and their communities.
Building new learning environments means developing new ways of working in those environments. Grow Waitaha supports schools through this process of change.
Grow Waitaha enables schools to lead from within to achieve their vision for education. We are practising the changes in education that we expect to see for students — connectivity, collaboration, cultural responsiveness and working in new ways.
Mātauraka Mahaanui Advisory Board is mandated by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to speak on its behalf in relation to the Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme. Productive partnerships are important in Grow Waitaha representing the collective Mana Whenua, Papatipu Rūnanga, Maata Waka and Māori communities.