in Lower Hutt school immersion unit being marginalised
Parents are accusing an embattled Lower Hutt school of marginalising Māori children and failing to always protect their cultural, emotional, and physical wellbeing.
The allegations come after the Ministry of Education dissolved Wilford School's Board of Trustees last month and appointed a commissioner, Dr Te Tiwha Brendon Puketapu, in its place.
In a statement the ministry said the board was managing a number of complaints it did not have the capacity to resolve under urgency.
The Petone school, which takes children from years one to eight and has a roll of just over 300, has recently been the subject of a petition outlining some of the parents' concerns.