More Maorification in education, this time the social studies curriculum of Oamaru North School.
Seems the staff went on a Treaty of Waitangi indoctrination course. (Masquerading, of course, as “professional development”.)
And they came back so brainwashed they saw fit to set aside the culture of 70% of the school’s pupils to “meet the needs” of the 15% who are part-Maori.
The subject in question was “the primary context within which the students could examine their relationship with the place where they lived”.
Now I don’t speak Bureaucrobabble, but I suspect this translates into the English expression “the main landmarks of Oamaru”.
For the last 150 years, the town’s beautiful white stone buildings have served in this role. But not any more, according to the indoctrinated indoctrinators of Oamaru North.
Now, Victorian architecture is out, and tribal archaeology is in.
In order to indulge the favoured few, all of Oamaru North’s children are now required to relate, not to the symbols of civilisation that they see all around them, but to primitive Maori cave drawings half an hour out of town. (At Duntroon, 42km north-west of Oamaru.)
Sadly, there’s plenty of similar mumbo-jumbo where this came from — the Ministry of Education’s update on the Treaty of Waitangi’s Education Ministry – NZ Curriculum update 16 – Treaty principle
Read it and weep — for your children.