Te Whānau Maioha Māori education and support
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Ko te 'Whaititara' te rautaki. Nau mai e aku nui e aku rahi ki tēnei paetukutuku kia whakawhanakehia, kia whakaauahatia te wairua kia rongo, kia mārama, kia hiwa, ki te whakaaro. Mā te whakatūwhera i te hinengaro, te ara whakamua tīhei mauri ora, rarau mai.
Te Whānau Maioha specialises in facilitating kaupapa Māori professional learning and development. Our commitment to flourishing futures for ākonga, whānau and Taiao are grounded in te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, and kawa Māori.
Relationships lie at the heart of our mahi. Our highly experienced and passionate kaiwhakaruruhau (facilitators) can provide support across both English Medium and Māori Medium settings.
We offer learning solutions to enable our ākonga Māori to achieve educational success as Māori. To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Te Whānau Maioha
Sharron has facilitated professional learning and development in English and Māori-medium primary and secondary schools with leaders, teachers and whānau. She specialises in Te Reo Māori, culturally responsive and relational pedagogy as well as student learning and achievement, in particular for Māori learners. Sharron works in the Ahuriri and Heretaunga regions.
Rewa is an experienced Te Reo Māori PLD facilitator (English medium) supporting primary and secondary teachers to plan and deliver quality te reo Māori programmes. Rewa has expertise in second language acquisition, formative and summative assessment practices, NCEA and culturally sustaining pedagogy.
Ngawaiata is a Facilitator for Tui Tuia I Learning Circle's Te Whanau Maioha Team
Marisa is Programme Manager for Te Whānau Maioha, our Māori-led Education team.
Marian is an experienced teacher and PLD facilitator who thrives on supporting schools to develop their own high quality Te Ao Māori learning experiences and programs.
Kush Waaka joins Tui Tuia | Learning Circle as Programme Coordinator for Te Whānau Maioha
Lisa is an experienced teacher and professional development facilitator with a working knowledge of implementing key Ministry of Education strategies and policies for supporting Māori student achievement such as; Ka Hikitia, Tātaiako, Hautū and Te Aho Arataki Marau (Te Reo Māori in English Medium Schools). Lisa works across Te Tai Tokerau region.
Mark is highly experienced in innovative teaching and learning environments and flipped classrooms, e-Ako pedagogies in collaborative environments to support kaiako to make positive shifts in their practice and encourage ākonga achievement, blended learning PLD to schools, culturally sustaining pedagogy, Ngā Toi.
Chris has worked in the teaching profession since 1969 in the role of teacher, Deputy Principal, Principal and Resource Teacher of Māori. Chris facilitates PLD for teachers in Māori Medium settings in teaching oral language, Deliberate Acts of Language Learning (DALLs), the implementation of sequenced scaffolded language programmes across the curriculum, the development of programmes which optimise learners’ language transfer strategies, and bilingualism/biliteracy and language learning.
Bruce is an accredited Māori Medium Facilitator and specialises in Pāngarau. He works with Pāngarau planning/programmes in TKKM, rumaki reo, reo rua and mainstream kura, as well as delivery of Pāngarau programmes to whole class and small groups, student data analysis, and design and delivery of accelerated learning activities.
Aroha is a Kaiwhakarurukau for Tui Tuia I Learning Circle's Te Whānau Maioha Team
Ana has many years of experience in professional development for Māori Medium kaiako in pāngarau using inquiry processes. This includes design and facilitation of pāngarau programmes to support student success in pāngarau, involving collaboration with classroom kaiako, pāngarau lead teachers and whānau. Ana works across Te Tai Tokerau region.
Toi te kōrure, toi tū te tupu, he putanga anamata.
Where there is change and growth our future as Māori is assured.
For more information about our services, get in touch at email@example.com!
- Bespoke support for schools
- Cultural capability for all organisations
- Regionally-allocated PLD
- Resource development
Aotearoa New Zealand's Histories
Aotearoa New Zealand is on a journey to ensure all ākonga learn about our histories and how they shape our present day realities. Kura/schools can apply to utilise RA-PLD hours to get support from Te Whānau Maioha kaiwhakaruruhau facilitators on what this can look like for your context.
Aromatawai is an approach that uses all the senses and the environment to ensure learners and communities can be served in a way that can help transform their educational outcomes and meet their aspirations.
We can support you with bespoke PLD to implement culturally sustaining practices that support all ākonga to live by their cultural heritage and identity.
Digital Fluency supports teachers, kaiako, ākonga and students to confidently and effectively use digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning outcomes.
Hangarau Matihiko supports teachers, kaiako, ākonga and students to confidently and effectively use digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning outcomes.
Marau ā-kura is learning based on a community’s goals. We can build a rich curriculum around the aspirations a community has for its tamariki and mokopuna.
Mauri Tū Mauri Ora: He Puāwaitanga Harakeke
He Puāwaitanga Harakeke programmes are a suite of initiatives that will provide flexible, specific, and tailored support for students (year 1 – 10) who have been identified as working towards the expected levels in Te Marautanga O Aotearoa.
Mātauranga Māori and Te Reo Māori
Mātauranga Māori is a dynamic system of knowledge that draws upon many concepts and is expressed and applied in many ways. It is aspirational, inspirational and continuously evolving, encompassing the past, the present and the future.
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Explore the work we have done in the past
An exciting resource created in collaboration with To Tāhuhu ote Mātauranga (Ministry of Education)that supports kaiako to design rich learning and assessment through the context of the Matariki star cluster.Learn more
Tū Rangatira Tū Pakari Ai – Leadership Practice Inquiry Tool helps you reflect on your own leadership practice and enhance or improve on it as part of your on-going development and growth as a leader in Māori medium.
Check out this bilingual rauemi resource for how to create a flax waka!Learn more
Making an impact
Hear from educators whose practice have been positively impacted by our innovative approach to learning and professional development.
Mātauranga Māori with Dr Lisa Watson
The PLD with Dr Lisa Watson has significantly improved the teacher's knowledge of Mātauranga Māori, therefore broadening ākonga/students’ Mātauranga Māori. The knowledge that Lisa shared was invaluable. This improved teaching and learning programmes because teachers had a much better understanding of the topics. Lisa also shared many excellent resources that teachers were able to use in their classroom programmes. This had a very positive effect on ākonga/students’ engagement and outcomes.
Dr Lisa facilitated in the planning of Social Sciences and Science units of learning based on the Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories curriculum, which has been of huge benefit. She has removed the hurdles, and the deficits that some teachers may have previously had. In addition to the work with teachers, Lisa worked with school leadership to develop a Māori Education Plan; she has also worked alongside us with the local schools and hāpū (Ngāti Rēhia) to begin developing a plan and set of resources for the local schools. Her input has been invaluable and will certainly impact on the lives of our ākonga/students now and in years to come.
Alison Ayr, Deputy Principal, Riverview School
Hands-on modelling and support
"Otaika Valley School had the privilege of working with Dr Lisa Watson last year developing our Te Reo school wide programme. Lisa immediately put all teachers and myself as principal at ease as developing learners. The hands-on modelling and support within classrooms was a standout and transformed into a commitment and confidence for all."
Terry Brock, Principal, Otaika Valley School
Grounded in whanaungatanga and manaakitanga
"Taradale Intermediate has had the honour of having Sharron Fabish as part of our whānau at Taradale Intermediate for the past 7 years. Sharron has worked alongside our kaiako, guiding, mentoring and facilitating the journey we have been on with Te Reo and Te Ao Māori and a specific focus in the past 2 years of developing our Culturally Responsive and Relational Pedagogy. Sharron’s approach is grounded in whanaungatanga and manaakitanga which has brought about a passion and a commitment, in our kaiako, to be part of this challenge to make a real difference in the lives of our ākonga."
Robyn Eddy, Acting Principal Taradale Intermediate
Fresh, passionate and personable approach to PLD
"Our school has worked alongside Marian for a number of years now. She understands the challenges and pitfalls for our staff and works hard to support, encourage and resource our team on our individual and collective journeys. Because of her fresh, passionate and personable approach to PLD, we are always excited to see what new learning she has in store for us all."
Michelle Brown, Principal Waipipi School