Cultural capability


Cultural capability is one of the national priorities that underpin regionally-allocated PLD.

All learners are culturally located – CORE recognises the foundation of successful relationships is being culturally responsive. We work with you, exploring what it means to be culturally responsive and how to build it into your foundations.

Understanding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and New Zealand histories, and using Te Reo Māori helps with developing culturally responsive pedagogy.

Contact us if you need help building cultural capability

Explore cultural capability resources


Be inspired by Janelle Riki-Waaka’s uLearn20 keynote, as shares her ideas to pohewatia te ako, reimagine success for all ākonga. 

“Me arahi, me whai, me whakawātea rānei. Lead, follow or get out of the way!” Alicia Ngaropo-Tuia’s blog post, provides reflections on Janelle’s keynote and the quote.


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Who’s at your table? (PDF, 120KB) This resource takes you through the process to establish equitable partnerships and ensure all voices impacted by a decision are heard. 


For more about the importance of equitable decision making and how to use the resource, watch this video.

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