Learner Services

Your first day with us will start with a whakatau, a welcome ceremony, followed by a karakia, mihi from Native Tech, our whānau will be invited to speak if they choose and we will end with a waiata tautoko.

After this we will take you through our orientation and take you around our campus and introduce you to Native Tech and DNA staff as well as all our key students services available. Our kaupapa is to share space and place and help you find your path and find your purpose. We are whānau centred and provide a safe place for you to explore who you are and what you want to be.

Native Tech Self-Review Report 2023

Each year Native Tech undertakes a self-review
of our Learner Wellbeing and Safety System.

Learning Wellbeing & Safety | Strategic Goals

Native Tech’s foundation is based on a Te Ao Māori worldview and we provide Kaupapa Māori and Mātauranga Māori programme delivery and see Native Tech as the manifestation of Tino Rangatiratanga as established by Te Tiriti o Waitangi 1840 and He Whakaputanga 1836. 

Native Tech places tikanga and kawa at the heart of what we do.
We value manaakitanga (caring for others), kotahitanga (unity), tino rangatiratanga (self-determination). 

Strategic Goals

We tautoko and support our learner’s wellbeing and safety through a learner and wellbeing safety system
which details our key responsibilities to them, which are to ensure they are:

  • safe, spiritually, physically, within and mentally
  • respected and accepted for who they are
  • supported in their learning and wellbeing

Diversity & Inclusivity

  • We welcome all ethnicities and religions.
  • We are allies to our LGBTQI+ and Rainbow Youth communities
    (we will use your preferred name and pronouns).
  • We welcome learners who are neurodiverse and those with disabilities.

Learner Support

Caring for our student's health and wellbeing is at the core of all that we do.

  • Your health and wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us and we have trained staff to help ensure you are supported.
  • Our Rangatahi Transition Navigators will work with you to develop a plan focused on short, medium and long term goals and help you achieve those goals, step by step.
  • Any learner who needs a safe place and person to talk to is welcome
  • We will support students with a disability or health concerns
  • Our rangatahi navigators will help refer students to necessary outside agencies
  • Our staff will work with you to get all essential documents in order, including ID, IRD number, bank account, REAL ME and other key documents.
  • Students will take a temperament questionnaire to help use better understand your personality and how you engage with others. 

Learner Administration

Providing robust and secure inforamtion management to ensure students have access to all their key data.

  • Our Learner Support Administrator will ensure students have all the necessary administrative information they need.
  • Learners will be assisted with their enrolment if they have any issues or concerns.
  •  All your records will be maintained and will be up to date and provide accurate information regarding all aspects of student engagement including attendance, pastoral notes, processing assessment results, creating transcripts etc.
  • We will ensure Native Tech meets all its statutory obligations to the various external agencies.

Learner Representation

Learner Voice and Input into decision making and direction.

  • Two students will represent their fellow students to ensure student needs, concerns, feedback and ideas are shared fairly with Native Tech management.
  • Students will help provide guidance around key student related initiatives including end-of-term celebrations and other related activities.

Academic Support

Our team will help students explore new skills and help reignite their love of learning.

  • Our Academic Team will work with each learner on a daily basis to discuss any issues that may arise and will keep in touch regarding their attendance or any other concerns that may impact their learning
  • When a learner is falling behind in their assessments or class work, Native Tech’s Academic Team will develop a RAP – Remedial
    Action Plan. Both the student and the trainer will agree on milestones to achieve in order to achieve key goals up.
  • Students will receive one-on-one tutor assistance outside of class time as required. 
  • We use the VARK guide to learning style which helps us determine if students are visual, aural, reading or kinaesthetic type of learners.