Te Ao Maori
Under the kaupapa of Te Ao Māori me ōna tikanga which must necessarily embrace Te Reo Māori and indigenous knowledge.
Originally our kaupapa was to improve the Māori Medium Pathway for our schools through learning from pre-school to tertiary students. Over time it became evident that this was a bigger a picture for our students, and that in order to support CR&RP for all our students, all schools and classrooms need a Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori approach, thus ensuring our tamariki and rangatahi thrive in their culture, identity and language.
It is our intention to ensure that all teachers have the capacity to be able to provide Te Ao Māori in all classrooms in our Kāhui Ako, including having the resources required .
Te Ao Maori Resources
Te Matauranga o Aotearoa
He Manu Tuhituhi
He Manu Tuhituhi was first published as a boxed set of books in 2008. This is a resource to assist teachers of year 1–6 students who are learning to write in Māori within a Māori-medium educational setting. The resource includes four manuals for teachers and 11 teacher-student books.
Ngā Kete Kōrero
Ngā Kete Kōrero is a series of pukapuka-books that help children learn to read in te reo Māori.
There are over 400 titles in the series, and some changes have been made following a 2016 review. These have included re-levelling the books to make sure the level is relevant to the age, updating some of the reo Māori, and rebranding. 1.5 million of these books have been printed and are in schools now.
He Pānui Arahanga
The stories and ideas in He Kohikohinga are designed to support reading and writing programmes. The stories model appropriate language structures and features that students can use in their own writing.
Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki
Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13
Hei Korowai Tuatahi mo te Marautanga Reo Pākeha
Digital Technologies - Hāngarau Matahiko
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko is about teaching our tamariki and children how technology works, and how they can use that knowledge to solve problems.
Once this new curriculum is introduced, our kids won’t just be using devices like computers and smart phones. The changed curriculum will mean that schools will be teaching our young people the computer science principles that all digital technologies are built on.
Te ao Maori contexts in Mathematics: nzmaths resources
Lesson One: Stars
Lesson Two: whakapapa, family trees
Lesson Three: music, rakau
Lesson Four: time lines – steps in preparing a hangi
Lesson Five: making rawena paraoa (includes recipes for ‘bug’ and bread. The bug needs to ferment for several days, this could be prepared at the start of the week.
Lesson One: Legend of Tamarereti, counting to and from 200
Lesson Two: Time, calendars, fishing context (Māui)
Lesson Three: Choosing food for the hangi (statistics)
Lesson Four: string games. Whai – shapes, following processes/algorithms
Lesson Five: Mū Tōrere game
Lesson One: Investigating stars of Matariki
Lesson Two: Tukutuku patterns
Lesson Three: Te Ara: Pōtaka tā, spinning tops
Lesson Four: Kōwhaiwhai patterns
Lesson Five: Kī-o-Rahi game
Lesson One: Investigating the stars of Matariki – orientation, lunar calendar
Lesson Two: Family Trees, whakapapa, remembering ancestors, legend of Ranginui and Papatuanuku
Lesson Three: Tukutuku and kaokao
Lesson Four: Kite flying, manu tukutuku
Other Resources on nzmaths with a Māori focus:
List compiled by Shirley Collins
Updates & Resources
Tātaiako: Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Māori Learners
Tātaiako is a resource explaining competencies teachers need to develop so they can help Māori learners achieve educationally as Māori.
It was developed by the Ministry of Education, the Teachers Council and a reference group of academics, teacher education practitioners and iwi representatives involved in iwi educational initiatives.