Letter: Collegiate a great choice for Maori kids

23:00, Feb 03 2013

I'm the Maori mother of a new Maori student at Wanganui Collegiate (Editorial, Jan 31).

Collegiate has all the ingredients to improve outcomes for Maori. My family and other parents of Maori children work hard to pay the fees and support our children. My daughter has no Maori scholarship and, therefore, our mum also helps with fees.

We need a school that pushes our daughter to the limit.

Whanganui has celebrated the integration because the school gives so much back to the community. The Government looked at the big picture.

I suggest The Dominion Post interviews the community and conducts research in future. Meanwhile, I'll go back to celebrating my daughter's successful placement into the top maths class and her opportunity to fulfil her dream of becoming a surgeon.

DEBORAH WAI KAPOHE

Whanganui

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