Māori Language in Education
This report provides a snapshot of Māori Language Learning as at 1 July. It reports on 3 levels of Māori language in Education: Māori medium, Māori Language in English medium, and Students not involved in Māori language in education.
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Māori MediumMāori medium includes students who are taught the curriculum in Māori language for at least 51 percent of the time (Māori Language Immersion levels 1-2).
As at 1 July 2013, 2.3% of the population eligible for Māori language programme (MLP) funding were involved in Māori medium compared to 2.2% in 2012. This was an increase of 551 students since July 2012. Of the 17,343 students involved in Māori medium, 97% identified as Māori and 53% attended a school where all students were enrolled in Māori medium.
As at 1 July 2013, there were 283 schools with students enrolled in Māori medium, an increase of seven schools since 1 July 2012. Of these 283 schools, 111 had all students in Māori medium, 131 also offered Māori language in English medium, and 83 schools had at least one student not enrolled in Māori language in education.
|Māori Language Immersion Level||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013||Change 2012-13|
|Level 1: 81-100%||11,772||11,634||11,738||11,818||11,816||12,028||212|
|Level 2: 51-80%||5,157||5,161||4,587||4,729||4,976|| 5,315 ||339|
|Māori Medium Total||16,929||16,795||16,325||16,547||16,792||17,343||551|
Māori Language in English MediumMāori language in English medium involves students who are learning Te Reo Māori as a language subject, or taught the curriculum in the Māori language for up to 50 percent of the time (Māori Language Immersion levels 3-5).
As at 1 July 2013, of the population eligible for Māori language programme (MLP) funding, 18.8% were involved in Māori language in English, no change from 2012. The total number of students involved in Māori language in English medium increased minimally by 0.1% (111 students). Of the total 141,054 students enrolled, 37% identified as Māori and 55.9% attended a school where all students were enrolled in Māori language in English medium.
As at 1 July 2013, 1,030 schools offered Māori language in English medium: a decrease of 4 schools since 1 July 2012. Of the 1,030 schools, 402 had all students enrolled in Māori language in English medium, 131 also offered Māori medium education, and 539 had at least one student not enrolled in Māori language in education.
|Māori Language Immersion Level||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013||Change |
|Level 3: 31-50%||4,795||4,649||4,904||4,807||4,936||4,843||-93|
|Level 4a: 12-30%||7,007||6,727||6,303 ||5,640 ||5,357 ||5,718||361|
|Level 4b: At least 3 hours||19,151||21,128||20,010||20,131||21,245||21,141||-104|
|Level 5: Less than 3 hours||101,511||102,014||101,514||103,777||109,405||109,352||-53|
|Māori Language in English Medium Total||132,464||134,518||132,731||134,355||140,943||141,054||111|
No Māori Language in EducationAs at 1 July 2013, 78.8% of all eligible for Māori language programme (MLP) funding were not enrolled in Māori language in education (Māori Immersion levels 1-5). Of the 590,141 students not enrolled in Māori language in education, 58% (342,284 students) were recorded as learning Taha Māori: Simple words, greetings or songs in Māori.
As at 1 July 2013, 1,895 schools had at least 1 student not enrolled in Māori language in education, an increase of 2 schools since July 2012. Of these schools, 83 offered the option of Māori medium, 539 offered Māori language in English medium, and 70% (1,357 schools) had no students involved in Māori language in education at any level.
|Immersion Level||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013||Change |
|Level 6: Taha Māori||311,710||344,154||343,690||343,413||340,324 ||342,284||1,960|
|No Māori Language Immersion||295,520||263,958 ||260,553 ||256,999 ||251,495||247,857||-3,638|
|No Māori Language in Education Total||607,230||608,112 ||604,243||600,412||591,819||590,141||-1,678|
Students not eligible for Māori Language Programme FundingAlternative Education Students, International fee paying students from 2010 onwards, and Secondary tertiary programme students from 2013 onwards are not eligible for Māori Language Programme (MLP) Funding. Students ineligible for MLP funding may study at any level of Māori language learning, however, as the school does not receive Māori Language Programme funding for these students, their information is not collected as part of the Māori language in Education data collection.
|Student Type||2008||2009 ||2010||2011||2012||2013|
|Alternative Education Students||1,471||1,434||1,438 ||1,500||1,470||1,356|
|International Fee Paying Students||9,661||9,868||8,936||9,291|
|Secondary Tertiary Programme Students||3,215|
|Students not eligible for MLP Funding||1,471||1,434||11,099||11,368||10,406||13,862|
Build Your Own Table: Pivot Table for Māori Language in EducationThese spreadsheets provide the underlying data for Māori-language in Education and allow you to create your tables by any combination of variables. Both spreadsheets have the option of school type variables (such as decile or affiliation), and regional type variables.
Please note: use of these spreadsheets requires MS Excel version 2007 or later.
|Downloads||File Type & Size|
| Māori Language in Education: Student Numbers 2000-2013 ||[MS Excel 4.2MB]|
| Māori Language in Education: Number of Schools 2000-2013 ||[MS Excel 1.2MB]|
One-on-One Dimensional Tables: Student NumbersThe chart below provides a number of one-on-one dimensional tables relating to student numbers.
|Downloads||File Type & Size|
| Māori Language in Education Time Series 2000-2013||[MS Excel 102KB]|
| Student numbers by Ethnicity, Immersion Level & Year Level 2000-2013||[MS Excel 82KB]|
|Student numbers by Ethnicity, Immersion Level & Māori Language Descriptor 2000-2013||[MS Excel 83KB]|
|Student numbers by Ethnicity, Immersion Level & Kura Type 2000-2013||[MS Excel 67KB]|
|Student numbers by Ethnicity, Immersion Level & School Type 2000-2013||[MS Excel 81KB]|
|Student numbers by Ethnicity, Immersion Level & Region 2000-2013||[MS Excel 94KB]|
|Student numbers by Ethnicity, Immersion Level & Territorial Authority 2000-2013||[MS Excel 295KB]|
One-on-One Dimensional Tables: Number of SchoolsThe chart below provides a number of one-on-one dimensional tables relating to number of schools.
School Data Dimension Notes
|Year||Data is presented as at 1 July of each year 2000 through to 2013.|
|Level of Immersion||Māori Language Learning describes students being taught at different levels of Māori instruction. Each level is defined by the proportion of time the student is taught using Te Reo Māori.|
|Māori Language in Education ||Māori Language Immersion Levels can be grouped into 3 different Māori Language in Education categories.|
|Māori Language Descriptor||A description of what levels of Māori Language in Education are available at the School |
|Year level||The number of years of schooling a student has received, also known as funding year level. The funding year level for most students is based on the date they first started school. It is independent of the way schools are organised and independent of the particular programme of study that a student may undertake.|
|School ID||The individual Identification code a school is given by the ministry of education.|
|School Name||The name of the school as at 1 July 2013.|
|School Type||The type of the school, for example Full Primary (Year 1-8), as at 1 July of that year. Typically based on what year levels the school offers, but also includes further information e.g. Correspondence school, Special school, Teen Parent Unit etc. See "School: Sector" for a broader grouping, and "Student: Year level group" for a student based sector grouping.|
|School Sector||Schools are grouped (by school type) into four sectors of schooling education, Primary, Secondary, Composite and Special. See "School: Type" for a more detailed grouping, and "Student: Year level group" for a student based sector grouping. |
|The ownership of the school for example State, State-Integrated and Private as at 1 July of that year.|
|School Decile||The decile assigned to the school as at 1 July of that year. Schools are assigned a socio-economic score based on five census derived socio-economic factors. The 10 percent of schools with the lowest scores are considered decile 1 schools; the next 10 percent of schools are considered decile 2 schools, etc. Decile 1 schools draw the greatest proportion of their students from low socioeconomic areas.|
|School Gender||The gender of the students that a school caters for, for example, co-educational, boys school. A small number of single sex schools can have some students of the opposite sex on their roll. These students can only access the education they need at these ‘opposite sex’ schools i.e. adults or special needs students.|
|Affiliation Type||Whether a school has a religious or organisational affiliation, as at 1 July of that year. Only schools that requested an affiliation are included in that affiliation group, this dimension is most commonly represented for state integrated schools. See "School: Affiliation" for a more detailed grouping.|
|School Affiliation||The religious or organisational affiliation of schools, for example, Roman Catholic, Montessori, as at 1 July of that year. Only schools that requested an affiliation are included in that affiliation group, this dimension is most commonly represented for state integrated schools. See "School: Affiliation Type" for a broader grouping.|
|School Definition||Additional descriptive information about the school. For example, Kura Kaupapa Māori, school for pupils with physical disabilities, etc. as at 1 July of that year.|
|Kura Type||Māori immersion schools can be set up either through Section 155 (s155) or Section 156 (s156) of the Education Act 1990. |
|Education Region||The education region where the school is located. These four administrative regions are created by the Ministry of Education and are aligned with the Ministry’s four regional offices.|
|Regional Council||The Regional Council area where the school is located. Regional council boundaries are defined by Statistics New Zealand.|
|Territorial Authority||The Territorial Authority area where the school is located. Territorial authority boundaries are defined by Statistics New Zealand. Auckland super city has been subdivided into local board. For more information Auckland city local boards see: Auckland Council website.|
|MOE local Office||The Ministry of Education local office district where the school is located.|
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