Tātaiako Competencies - Blackboard Jungle
CODE: VT83M Use the key competency poster to help develop ideas for teaching and learning. Having the poster available to...
Writing a Mihi
Everything flows from the mountain, through the river. Then the people settle, so this is the order in which we say our mini. Below is the template we have used to write our mihi's.
Matariki Fact Recall
We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades. There are several hundred stars but only seven of them can be seen. Matariki is a traditional Maori New Year. Matariki is celebrated with education and sharing ideas. Matariki is a time for remembering people you've lost.
Map of New Zealand's Māori Iwi (tribes)
From NZTE's Māori Cultural Kit for people wanting to do business with Māori organisations, a map showing tribal boundaries of New Zealand's Māori iwi.
Poi e! (A poi making tutorial)
Recently I was in Taranaki and drove through Patea, famous for the Patea Maori Club and their 1984 NZ Number one hit “Poi e”. An excellent background to the song by Ngoi Pewhairangi an…
Whānau connections: What? How? Why? So What? Now What? The importance of whanaungatanga at HPSS.
Whanaungatanga 1. (noun) relationship, kinship, sense of family connection – a relationship through shared experiences and working together which provides people with a sense of belonging. It…
Tātaiako-E: Cultural competency must-haves
I recently had the privilege of sharing some insights into what culturally responsive practice looks like in Aotearoa from a Māori-educator perspective with the Howick Pakuranga Principals…