Critical Histories of Aotearoa


Critical Histories – Social Sciences / Tikanga-ā-iwi Curriculum 

In honouring our bicultural partnership, Newton Central School use the Curriculum Programme Resource (CPR) which is a critical guide to Māori and Pākehā histories.  

The CPR is designed for educators to support the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa goals for all New Zealanders. 

There is a progression of specific topics covered in the Years 1 – 6 units.  The Curriculum Programme – CPR is part of the integrated curriculum learning that is unique to our school.  As your child progresses through Newton they will cover the following: 


Unit One Te Ao Māori o Neherā

Unit Two British Isles

Unit Three Two Worlds Meet

Unit Four Te Tīriti o Waitangi

Unit Five Pākehā Response

Unit Six Māori Responses