Te Ahu o te Reo Māori taking new registrations

Issue: Volume 99, Number 1

Posted: 4 February 2020
Reference #: 1HA59c

A programme aimed at improving teachers’ confidence with te Reo Māori is now taking new registrations for the next round.

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori is a programme designed for the education workforce to improve capability and confidence to use te reo Māori, in order to strengthen relationships with students, whānau, and their communities.

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori means the future pathway of te reo Māori – a pathway that seeks to inspire and aspire for improved te reo Māori proficiency, acquisition and use across the education sector.

Nearly 700 teachers, kaiako, principals and support staff took part in the first iteration last year.

Erin MacDonald, science teacher at Stratford High School, is a graduate of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori. She spoke highly of the programme.

“It’s been amazing right from the beginning, and it’s so much more than learning the language,” says Erin.

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori is currently being offered in the following regions:

  • Ngāi Tahu (South Island)
  • Tainui – Te Rekamauroa (Waikato)
  • Te Taiuru – He Ata Rawea (Taranaki – Whanganui)
  • Te Tonga (Bulls – Wellington).

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori is now seeking new te reo Māori advocates for 2020. People are advised to register their interest quickly, as regions are near capacity.

For further information about programme delivery, eligibility and to register, visit here(external link).

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 11:40 am, 4 February 2020

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