About Te Rito

Te Rito has been co-designed with the education sector to ensure the ākonga and learner is kept top of mind in everything we do

Owned by the sector

We recognise that local educators, leaders, whānau and iwi understand what's best for their communities and how to provide the right support for their ākonga and learners, centred around ākonga and learners strengths.

Our work will reflect ākonga and learners voices and the voices of their whānau and families.

Te Rito is a resource owned by the education sector, with the Ministry of Education acting as a service agent. The Ministry has co-designed the platform with a Sector Advisory Group and working groups - identifying issues and needs to deliver the best solution for ākonga, learners and educators.

Te Rito's Sector Advisory Group has members from the unions and professional organisations that represent kaiako, teachers and principals across Aotearoa.


Two female secondary students looking at laptops with female teacher


Two working groups guide Te Rito's development: Te Rau Whakatupu - Māori, representing Māori and dual medium kura; and Te Rau Whakatupu - Auraki, representing English medium schools.

Know your ākonga and learner information is safe

Keeping ākonga and learners information safe, getting the right consents before information is added to Te Rito, and ensuring ākonga and learners information is only used as intended, are central to Te Rito's design.

Trusted information used locally

The information in Te Rito belongs to ākonga and learners. The Ministry does not have access to ākonga, learner, kura or school information held in Te Rito.

Te Rito uses leading privacy and security practices.