Te Whānau Maioha
Māori education and support

Mātauranga Māori

Ko Te Puāwaitanga Anamata te pou whakaruru.
Ko te Whānau Maioha te pou kawe.
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.
Ma te whakatūwhera i te hinengaro, te ara whakamua tīhei mauri ora, rarau mai.

Te Whānau Maioha is committed to our whakataukī Toi te korure, toi tū te tupu, he putanga anamata —
"Where there is change and growth our future as Māori is assured".

To enable this, Te Whānau Maioha provides support for kura, ākonga, kaiako and whānau in Pāngarau, Te Reo Matatini, and Regionally Allocated PLD priority areas: Aromatawai, Marau-a-Kura, Mātauranga Māori and Te Reo Māori, and Hangarau Matihiko.

We offer learning solutions to enable our ākonga Māori to achieve educational success as Māori.

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Hāngarau Matihiko

Hāngarau Matihiko / Digital Fluency supports teachers, kaiako, ākonga and students to confidently and effectively use digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning outcomes.

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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. 

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Making a challenging subject more compelling. Focused on Māori student achievement, we bring Pāngarau to life with multimedia approaches backed by evidence-based research on best practice from Te Puna Wānanga. 

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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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Te Reo Matatini

Te Reo Matatini involves accelerating learning in te reo Matatini with ākonga who are underachieving. This PLD is offered to Māori-medium kura in classrooms  programmes involving a specialist kaiwhakaruruhau (facilitator) working with ākonga, their kaiako and whānau.

PLD will help kaiako identify ākonga who will participate in the programme, with assessments to identify the areas that need addressing (i.e., hot spots). Student progress is carefully monitored with regular reports provided to kaiako and whānau.

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Marau ā-kura

The marau ā-kura is a document that weaves together the aspirations and dreams of the whānau, the kura, the hapū, iwi and local people. The child is at the centre of the marau ā-kura. The key focus of the marau ā-kura is traditional practices and wisdom. Marau ā-kura is the framework for learning and teaching, that is both aspirational and achievable. It recognises ākonga as learners and decision makers, and empowers the identity, culture and language of all.

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Tū Rangatira

Tū Rangatira is a framework for kura leaders that encourages tumuaki and kaiako in Māori medium education to be visionary and inspirational inside a Māori world view. It identifies a variety of leadership roles that focus on Māori potential within kaiako with distinctive features that reflect fundamental Māori principles.

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Mauri Tū Mauri Ora

Mauri Tū Mauri Ora programmes are a suite of initiatives that will provide flexible, specific, and tailored support for students (year 1 – 10) who have been identified as not working towards the expected levels in Te Marautanga O Aotearoa.

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Success stories

"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
"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
"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

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