At Carey we aspire to be a community of faith and learning where Māori are participating, teaching, and learning as Māori, and playing a part in enabling the flourishing of a rich diversity of cultures in our life together in Christ.
Our commitment to Māori is based on our desire to understand what living by Te Tiriti means for us all in this Christian learning community. We seek to address the historic and present injustices that still impede the flourishing of tangata whenua and acknowledge te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, and Māori ways of being, relating, and knowing as treasures for all the people of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Te Ao Māori is a compulsory subject at Carey, enabling all students to employ Te Ao Māori concepts in contemporary church, mission, and community-based contexts.
Our Tiriti hikoi (Treaty journey) has led us to reshape our internal leadership, campus environment, research foci, leadership training, and our community life together. In addition, Māori students are supported at Carey through: