Supporting wāhine Māori leaders

Research into wāhine Māori school leaders is being carried out to find out how wāhine Maori who want to be leaders can be better supported

PPTA Te Wehengarua is investigating the numbers and experiences of wāhine Māori in leadership positions in secondary and area schools, to see what kind of support all wāhine Māori need to achieve their leadership hopes and dreams.

Susan Haugh-Leach, PPTA Te Wehengarua advisory officer, says there is currently no research into how many wāhine Māori there are in leadership positions in New Zealand schools. “We know we have wāhine Māori in our secondary and area schools who are fantastic leaders and role models for rangatahi, but we believe they are under-represented.

“We want to know what support these wāhine need to keep them in these leadership positions, and what wāhine Maori aspiring to be in leadership positions need to be successful. Finding out what support current wāhine Māori leaders have will be extremely helpful.”

The first part of the research is a statistical survey to gather a snapshot of how many wāhine Māori are currently in these leadership positions.  All wāhine Māori are invited to take part in the survey. They don’t have to be PPTA members. The survey takes three to five minutes to complete and everyone who completes it can go into a draw to win a $100 voucher.

The second phase of the research will involve case studies in five schools around New Zealand to gather more in-depth information about the experiences of wāhine Māori in leadership positions. 

To enter the survey in English or reo Māori

Survey (English) Survey (reo Māori)


Last modified on Thursday, 13 July 2023 15:25