An advertisement for a Maori unit teacher at a Nelson school seeking “strong behavioural management skills” has been labelled racist by some parents.
They say the ad’s language reflects institutional racism ingrained in New Zealand. The head of the school involved, Nelson Intermediate, says the wording was “ill judged”.
The vacancy was for a teacher at the school’s Māori medium unit. It appeared online in October last year, with an introduction to the job description calling for someone with “strong behavioural management skills”.