I am a Seed Born of Greatness

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 17 January 2022
Notice reference #: 1HASR8

E kore au e ngaro, he kākano ahau i ruia mai i rangiātea

ELP Lecture Series April Lecture $45.00pp

Presented by Lynn Rupe, Educational Leadership Project

13 April, 7–9pm, University of Auckland

How do we know we are a seed born of greatness? It is through the stories that have been told from generation to generation. It is these stories that hold the aspirations of the whānau. It is inside these carefully crafted stories that we find ourselves, our identity, our connection. Yet in ECE we often ask whānau to fill in an ‘About Me’ sheet that does not acknowledge the richness of the story or connection to the tīpuna that have gone before the tamaiti that is standing in front of us. Te Whāriki says, “It is important that kaiako develop meaningful relationships with whānau and that they respect their aspirations for their children.” Accomplishing this hinges on these words – ‘develop meaningful relationships’. The question then is: Does an ‘about me’ sheet build on this idea or is there another way to view our commitment to respecting whānau hopes and aspirations?

Events summary


13 April 2022 – 13 April 2022

Further information

Contact: Claire Chapman

 (021) 774 321