Student Voices collated in themes

“Being able to resist the negative stereotypes about being Māori”

"Having Māori culture and values celebrated at school"

"Being strong in your Māori cultural identity"

"Understanding that success is part of who we are"

"Developing and maintaining emotional and spiritual strength"

"Being able to contribute to the success of others"

"Experiencing the power of whanaungatanga"

"Knowing, accepting and acknowledging the strength of working together"

"Knowing that you can access explicit and timely direction"

"Being able to build on your own experiences and the experiences of others"