Matatū Aotearoa - what does it mean?

Matatū Aotearoa comes from the words Mata: face and Tū: to stand. 

Matatū: to stand up and take notice; to ensure you're alert so you can take on the challenges that appear before you and that you are aware of your surroundings by looking in all directions, not just one.

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Fast Facts

Did you know there are around 103,000 registered teachers in New Zealand. This makes them one of the biggest professional groups in this country.  Pretty well all of us know, or have known, a teacher.

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Our story

We were mandated to lift the status of the teaching profession, and help build understanding of the role quality teaching and educational leadership plays in contributing to the wellbeing of New Zealand. Evidence shows the quality of teaching and educational leadership has a significant effect on raising student achievement. 

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