Early childhood Resources
Events' - Waitangi
Waitangi National Trust - Matariki Fesitval Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises just once a year, this year on the 28th June and signals the start of the Māori New Year. Matariki Festival will be held at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds from the 28th June till the 6th July. - See more at: http://www.waitangi.org.nz/events/
Nursery rhymes and songs - Bilingual posters in Maori and English
A selection of 5 nursery rhymes and songs in both te reo Pakeha (English) and te reo Māori. Includes Baa Baa Black Sheep, E Rere Taku Poi, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Hey Diddle Diddle and Tohora Nui. Perfectly suited for Playcentres, Kindergartens, Early Childhood Centres and primary schools. Brig...
Colouring in the White Spaces: Reclaiming Cultural Identity in Whitestream Schools
If we look at a child’s colouring book, before it has any colour added to it, we think of the page as blank. It’s actually not blank, it’s white. That white background is just “there” and we don’t think much about it. Not only is the background uniformly white, the lines are already in place and they dictate where the colour is allowed to go. When children are young, they don’t care where they put the colours, but as they get older they colour in more and more cautiously. They learn about...
We looked at how countries have to manage their populations. We looked first at China and its one child policy. China has an ANTI-NATAL population policy- it's a STICK policy- that punishes citizens who do not adhere. Why did China need a one child policy? They had a population explosion, after the previous president ordered Chinese people to have many babies to build up a large population to rival the USA. In the late 70's the new government realised there were just too many people, so they…
Treaty of Waitangi Resources
Māori Origins of Tā Moko/Te Pū o Tā Moko: Whaka-rūau-Moko, (god/atua of earthquakes and volcanic activity), the youngest child of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ānuku was responsible for the deep uneven grooves left within the surface terrain of his mother while still within her whare tangata. The trembling of his current scarred the earth creating the first sacred forms of Moko. Rūaumoko is also known as Rūaimoko, Whakarūaumoko also Rūaimokoroa.