7 Oct 2010

Mational standards being considered for Maori immersion schools - PM

9:04 am on 7 October 2010

Prime Minister John Key says Cabinet is considering the next steps towards rolling out national standards for full immersion Maori schools.

Mr Key says he's impressed by the work teachers in Maori immersion schools have put into the draft Nga Whanaketanga Rumaki Maori standards.

He expects Maori parents will embrace the standards.

"Feedback from parents about national standards has been hugely popular and successful," he told Waatea News. "Rolling that out at Maori schools would provide guidance and insight."