Cultural Diversity

Aotearoa New Zealand

Aotearoa New Zealand is a multi-cultural society with bicultural foundations.


The Unique Position of Maori Culture

At Ss Peter and Paul School we recognise and value the unique position of Maori in New Zealand society. All students will have the opportunity to acquire some knowledge of Maori language and culture (te reo Maori me ona tikanga). The School curriculum will acknowledge the importance to all New Zealanders of both Maori and Pakeha values, traditions and histories.


New Zealand’s Cultural Diversity

At Ss Peter and Paul School we strive to understand and respect the various cultures that make up New Zealand’s multi-cultural Society.  We acknowledge the special place of Maori, the tangata whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand.  We acknowledge the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, and the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand.  We acknowledge the place of Pacific Island societies in New Zealand society, and New Zealand’s relationships with the peoples of Asia, Europe and the South Pacific.