School Case Studies

Mātauranga Māori has been recognised as a key component for Māori students to achieve success in schools. The impact however, of mātauranga Māori on food security or nutritional wellbeing in school children has not been explored. It is reasonable to suggest that mātauranga Māori may contribute to greater food security and nutritional wellbeing for children and furthermore, lead to wider learning and further success for tamariki. The aim of this study is to understand how a select number of schools in Hawke’s Bay are incorporating mātauranga Māori into their school environment to support kai, food security, hauora and learning in their tamariki. This will be undertaken by a series of case studies with selected primary schools in the Hawke’s Bay region