Our programmes are delivered to ensure that Māori students achieve success as Māori. The school acknowledges the unique position of Māori through the provision of Te Reo and Tikanga Māori and employs a fluent speaker of Te Reo to provide whole school instruction in kapa haka and Te Reo. School occasions observe Tikanga and the kaupapa of the school and community.

Improved outcomes for Māori will come about through integrating elements of student identity, language and culture into the curriculum and school culture. The school ensures that all perspectives are in accordance with the views of iwi kainga and tangata whenua and recognise that Te Reo and Tikanga are taonga.

Productive partnerships with parents, whānau, hapū, iwi and the community will retain high expectations and support Māori to achieve success. District hui have established a community perspective to support Māori; Stanley Bay School recognises that Tapuika (Te Arawa), Tauranga Moana/Maataatua iwi have an interest, participate and contribute to the education of our children.