Te Akatea NZ Māori Principals' Association

Te Akatea provides support in the areas of Achievement Māori education, leadership and community and whānau engagement. Schools leaders don't have to be members to access this support.

Te Akatea enhances the educational opportunities of all Māori learners in any education setting and its principals speak on all Māori Education issues.

Expertise and Support

Te Akatea provides support for all educational stakeholders around matters concerning Māori learners.  Most major regions have Aka (regional groups) that meet regularly to plan PLD and support each other around leadership issues within all school mediums. The support includes:

  • Manaakitanga
  • Kaitiakitanga
  • Whanaungatanga

How to get support 

Te Akatea Māori Principals' Association


Hoana Pearson – President

Myles Ferris – Vice-President

George Ihimaera - Secretary




021 066 4152

021 779 270

021 180 9911

  • You can also get informal and ongoing support through your local Aka executive roopu.

Key networks

  • Regional Aka
  • New Zealand Principals' Federation
  • Auckland Primary Principals' Association
  • New Zealand Educational Institute
  • New Zealand Educational Institute Principals' Council

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