A Māori Christian charter school is shutting down in Waitākere. This comes after Ngā Kākano o Te Kaihanga's application for funding was declined by the Ministry of Education.
However, the school's faculty is continuing to look for better solutions to keep their school open.
Despite the ministry's disapproval, the board of charter schools has approved their funding for another year, the application was sent out last February.
Family and teachers have been right behind the school fundraising.
Last year, 87% of their students passed NCEA. So questions were raised over the ministry's decision.
The school and families will hold a meeting this Wednesday to find a way forward.