This is the first report from a 3-year (2012–2015) kaupapa Māori research project that investigates how best to support the continuity of reo Māori development ofwhānau as they transition between kōhanga reo, kura kaupapa primary, wharekura, secondary and beyond.
I te tuatahi, ko te rīpoata Hapori hoki o Rūātoki mā ngā tāngata ake o Rūātoki. Ka whakaata ake tēnā i ngā kōrero mai a ngā whānau me ngā pou reo mō te hauora o te reo Māori ki roto i te whārua, me ōna hua ki ngā whānau o Rūātoki.
Whānau are integral to the educational wellbeing of Māori students in English-medium education. However, very little Māori educational research has been carried out with an explicit focus on identifying the critical issues for whānau in education.