Māori Health

Check out our māori health resources.

In 2013, Māori students made up the lowest proportion of students remaining at school to age 17 (67.9%). This compares with a retention rate of 81.3% for Pasifika and 85.1% for Pākehā. Asian students had the highest retention rate (93.9%).[1]

Increasing health and well-being outcomes for Māori students assists settings to meet their obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to meet Ministry of Education requirements for Māori students.

By improving the health of Māori children and young people, we also improve retention rates and academic outcomes.

What WAVE can do:

  • Support settings to weave a cultural component through the curriculum, which may include the development of resources
  • Increase knowledge and skills to ensure a welcoming environment for Māori students that values their language, identity and culture
  • Enable links and relationships with the wider Māori community


[1] http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/indicators/main/student-engagement-participation/1955