The School of Iwi Development’s goal is to facilitate te whakapakaritanga me te hiki i te mātauranga o te iwi Māori i roto o Aotearoa
Its role is to bring hapū members together to learn about themselves, and to provide a stairway to higher learning.
As the school’s students are predominantly second-chance learners, every effort is made to meet their needs and provide the necessary support. This may include helping prepare prospective students to meet entry requirements for a course of study.
Community Education programmes are run at marae, allowing students to benefit from the direct support of whānau, iwi and marae members. Courses are designed to ensure students achieve and progress to the next level of study. As they negotiate this clear, established pathway to degree-level study, students gain confidence and are ready for the challenge.