Ko Te Aho Matua (2008) te tūāpapa o ngā kura kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa. Ko tā tēnei tuhinga, he tirotiro i ngā mahi a ngā manu tāiko hei whakatū i ngā kura kaupapa Māori. Kei tēnei pepa hoki he whakamāramatanga e pā ana ki te take mō te tuhinga o Te Aho Matua. Ko tōna tikanga, he tautake Te Aho Matua e whakakotahi ana i ngā kura kaupapa Māori e whakaū ana ki te whakarauora i te reo Māori me te whakatairanga i ngā tikanga Māori. Kei Te Aho Matua ngā aratohu kaupapa here mā ngā whānau me ngā pouako hei whakahaere i te kura mō ngā tamariki tau 1–8.
Kura kaupapa Māori provide a unique primary school education in which children are immersed in a Māori language and cultural environment with the aim of enabling graduates to "live as Māori" within the wider world. The notion of "living as Māori" is a complex idea, but even more complex is the practice of living Māori cultural values because New Zealand society is governed by the English language and a set of values and social structures quite different from those in the traditional world of Māori.