at an Australian primary school in Geelong
An Australian school is showing New Zealand how it incorporates te reo Māori into its students' learning.
St Thomas Aquinas primary school in Geelong, Australia, is teaching the Māori language to all its students as part of its curriculum.
The idea started in 2018 to teach te reo Māori as a subject because of the number of Māori children there and it has grown to even hosting a pōwhiri for Defence Minister Peeni Henare during a recent visit to Australia.
Geelong, southwest of Melbourne, is the second-largest city in Victoria with a population of just over 270,000. St Thomas Aquinas is situated in Norlane, which principal Rod Simms says is a low socio-economic area.