Te Ahu o te Reo Māori2021-07-23T14:59:21+12:00

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori is a Government initiative to improve all levels of Māori language ability across the education workforce including teachers, managers and support staff in all kōhanga reo, early childhood centres, kura, wharekura and schools.

Te Ahu o Te Reo Māori is funded by Te Tāhuhu o Te Mātauranga (Ministry of Education) to develop competency in te reo Māori (specifically pronunciation and use of te reo Māori), tikanga Māori and improved understanding of local stories.

In 2019, Te Ahu o te Reo Māori was piloted in four regions including Te Taiuru (Taranaki-Whanganui), Tainui (Waikato), Ngāi Tahu (Te Waipounamu) and Te Tonga (Bulls to Wellington).

The Ministry of Education has partnered with te reo Māori providers who are knowledgeable in language learning and teaching, are proficient in reo ā-iwi (local dialects) and are dedicated to the revitalisation of our indigenous language. TupuOra Education and Development Limited is one of these providers who will be delivering Te Ahu o te Reo Māori across four regions:

  • Te Tai Tokerau/Northland
  • Waiariki/Bay of Plenty
  • Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatū
  • Waikato

The Ministry requires each provider to have in place an effective model to deliver Te Ahu o te Reo Māori. To meet this requirement, TupuOra has crafted and developed a unique and successful programme named Te Rekamauroa, designed purposely by TupuOra for teachers across all education sectors from Early Childhood to Secondary Education as part of National Delivery of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori.

For more information about Te Ahu o te Reo Māori – Te Rekamauroa, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions Guide on this page.

Registrations are open to:

  • ALL Teachers from early learning services through to secondary school
  • ALL Kaiako, from Kōhanga Reo through to Wharekura
  • Non-teaching and support staff in kura, schools, wharekura, early learning services and Kōhanga Reo.
  • Whānau (parents and caregivers) participation is also permitted.

To register:

  • Please complete TupuOra Expression of Interest form, click button below.
    On receipt, TupuOra will follow up with the latest delivery information directly from your selected region.
Click Here to register

FAQs

What is Te Ahu o te Reo Māori?2021-07-19T16:34:24+12:00

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori is a Government initiative to improve all levels of Māori language ability across the education workforce including teachers, managers and support staff in all kōhanga reo, early childhood centres, kura, wharekura and schools.

Te Ahu o Te Reo Māori is funded by Te Tāhuhu o Te Mātauranga (Ministry of Education) to develop competency in te reo Māori (specifically pronunciation and use of te reo Māori), tikanga Māori and improved understanding of local stories.

In 2019, Te Ahu o te Reo Māori was piloted in four regions including Te Taiuru (Taranaki-Whanganui), Tainui (Waikato), Ngāi Tahu (Te Waipounamu) and Te Tonga (Bulls to Wellington).

Who can participate?2021-07-19T16:36:44+12:00

Registrations are open to:

  • ALL Teachers from early learning services through to secondary school
  • ALL Kaiako, from Kōhanga Reo through to Wharekura
  • Non-teaching and support staff in kura, schools, wharekura, early learning services and Kōhanga Reo.
  • Whānau (parents and caregivers) participation is also permitted.
How do I register?2021-07-20T20:06:01+12:00

Register by:

  • Complete TupuOra Expression of Interest form – TupuOraExpressionOfInterest On receipt TupuOra will follow up with the latest delivery information directly from your selected region.
  • Complete official registration via the Ministry of Education website Whiria/ESL process — Rehita Mai | Register Now | Kauwhata Reo to gain official approval for participation.
Is there any cost?2021-07-19T16:40:14+12:00

There are no attendance or registration fees, this initiative is fully funded by the Ministry of Education. You will however need to cover travel costs to attend the programme. Catering and learning resources will be provided.

Who is TupuOra Education and Development Limited?2021-07-19T16:41:58+12:00

The Ministry of Education has partnered with te reo Māori providers who are knowledgeable in language learning and teaching, are proficient in reo ā-iwi (local dialects) and are dedicated to the revitalisation of our indigenous language. TupuOra Education and Development Limited is one of these providers who will be delivering Te Ahu o te Reo Māori across four regions:

  • Te Tai Tokerau
  • Waiariki
  • Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatū
  • Waikato

TupuOra was established in early 2016 as a way to harness the diverse range of skills and cultural capital within our whānau, to support and enable others to realise their potential.

TupuOra is an ancestral family name linked to both founders of the organisation Kingi Kiriona and Te Waipounamu Teinakore. Incidentally, it also means to grow and develop (Tupu) the lives, wellbeing, and success (Ora) of others.

Since its establishment, TupuOra has become increasingly focussed on providing support and the infrastructure necessary for whānau, iwi, and other like-minded individuals and Māori businesses to develop and realise success. Our expertise and passions lie, in the design and responsive delivery of kaupapa that build knowledge of te reo Māori, and te ao Māori.

TupuOra is a renowned provider and developer of teaching and online educational resources provided across a range of platforms.

TupuOra had the privilege of delivering the pilot of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori (Te Rekamauroa) in Waikato in 2019.

What is Te Rekamauroa?2021-07-19T16:45:39+12:00

The Ministry requires each provider to have in place an effective model to deliver Te Ahu o te Reo Māori. To meet this requirement, TupuOra has crafted and developed a unique and successful programme named Te Rekamauroa, designed purposely by TupuOra for teachers across all education sectors from Early Childhood to Secondary Education as part of National Delivery of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori.

The name Te Rekamauroa is derived from one of the types of kūmara, that Whakaotirangi, wife of Hoturoa, brought with her on the Tainui waka from Hawaiki.

An interpretation of Te Rekamauroa could be “The Long-Lasting Sweetness”. Whakaotirangi had to adapt how she grew kumara in the new environment; much like how we need to stay current and think strategically around language regenesis today, so we can forever savour the sweetness of te Reo Māori, for generations to come.

TupuOra has developed a curriculum outline that aligns specifically to the learning outcomes and success indicators across the different levels of Ngā Taumata o Te Ahu o te Reo Māori.

Where will the programme be delivered? What are the training venues/locations? What dates?2021-07-23T14:51:58+12:00

Te Tai Tokerau/Northland

Barge Showground Event Centre
474 Maunu Road, Maunu, Whangārei
bargeshowgrounds.co.nz

Te Kona
Digital, Business and Learning Hub, 74 Guy Road, Kaikohe
Portal — Te Kona, Digital, Business and Learning Hub

PROGRAMME DELIVERY MODES
  • Kura Whakahihiri — Two-day workshops 8.30am – 5.30pm (no overnight stay)
  • Akoranga Whakahihiri — Full day workshop 8.30am – 5.30pm.
  • Haora Ihu Oneone — Online Zoom Classes, weekly 6pm-8pm.
  • Wero — Challenges, Self-Directed Learning.
DETAILS FOR INTAKE 1 — WHANGĀREI:

Kura Whakahihiri: 23 July, 21-22 August, 18-19 September, 2 October
Akoranga Whakahihiri: 6 August, 3 September
Whakapūmautanga: Wednesdays

DETAILS FOR INTAKE 2 — KAIKOHE:

Kura Whakahihiri: 15 October, 20-21 November, 18-19 December
Akoranga Whakahihiri: 5 November, 3 December
Whakapūmautanga: Wednesdays

DETAILS FOR INTAKE 3 — WHANGĀREI:

Kura Whakahihiri: 16 October, 13-14 November, 11-12 December
Akoranga Whakahihiri: 29 October, 26 November
Whakapūmautanga: Wednesdays

Waiariki/Bay of Plenty

Bethlehem Baptist Community Church and Complex
90 Bethlehem Rd, Bethlehem, Tauranga
bethlehem.org.nz

PROGRAMME DELIVERY MODES & DETAILS FOR INTAKE 1 for Level 1-2

Kura Whakahihiri (face to face learning)
Bethlehem Baptist Church, Tauranga – 8.30am-4.30pm
20 August, 24 September, 4 October, Saturday 13 November

Akoranga Ipurangi:
(Online Delivery via Zoom & Google Classroom) – 8.30am-4.30pm,
Thursday evening 6-8pm — 26 August, 16 September, 30 September, 21 October, 4 November

Akoranga Whakahihiri:
(will include Guest lectures and visits around local sites of significance)
Tauranga 8:30am-4:30pm, 11 September, 29 October

Pō Whakamānawa:
Celebration of Completion, Tauranga — 6.30pm-10pm, 19 November

Waikato

Waikato-Tainui Endowed College
Old Taupiri Rd, Ngaruawāhia
waikatotainui.ac.nz

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Mangakōtukutuku Campus
254 Ohaupo Rd, Hamilton
twoa.ac.nz/nga-rohe-our-location/tainui-waikato/hamilton

PROGRAMME DELIVERY MODES
  • Kura Whakahihiri — two-day Wānanga
  • Akoranga Whakahihiri — full day Wānanga
  • Whakapūmautanga — Self Directed Learning
Details for intake 1

Kura Whakahihiri: 4-5 September, 25-26 September, 11-12 October, 6-7 November
Akoranga Whakahihiri: 17 September, 29 October
Whakapūmautanga: Wednesdays

Details for intake 2

Kura Whakahihiri: 14-15 October, 13-14 November, 27-28 November, 11-12 December
Akoranga Whakahihiri: 5 November, 3 December
Whakapūmautanga: Wednesdays

Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū

Tanenuiarangi Manawatū Incorporated
140-148 Maxwells Line, Palmerston North
tmi.maori.nz

PROGRAMME DELIVERY MODES
  • Kura Whakahihiri — two-day Wānanga
  • Akoranga Whakahihiri — full day Wānanga
  • Whakapūmautanga — Self Directed Learning
Details for intake 1

Kura Whakahihiri: 28-29 August, 18-19 September, 2-3 October, 14-15 October
Akoranga Whakahihiri: 10 September, 13 October
Whakapūmautanga: Wednesdays

Details for intake 2

Kura Whakahihiri: 16-17 October, 13-14 November, 4-5 December
Akoranga Whakahihiri: 15 October, 29 October, 26 November, 3 December
Whakapūmautanga: Wednesdays

How do I know what my current level of te Reo Māori is?2021-07-19T17:16:02+12:00

TupuOra will be providing programmes for the following levels:

LEVELS 1-2 Beginner ­— very little to basic communication skills / working knowledge

LEVELS 3-4 Advanced Beginner — good to very good command / good working knowledge

LEVELS 5-6 Intermediate — excellent command / high proficiency / near native / fluent

LEVEL 7 Advanced — native speaker

Is it ok if I miss some of the programme due to other commitments? i.e sports2021-07-19T17:16:48+12:00

No, in order to get the most out of the programme we need you to be 100% committed and focused and therefore we suggest that you register at a time when this is possible. It is also problematic for the facilitators if the attendance of participants is irregular.

What are the guiding principles of Te Rekamauroa?2021-07-19T17:17:38+12:00

Tikanga Māori is the key principle that will guide TupuOra to create a safe, enjoyable, authentic and meaningful environment for participants to grow and nurture their own reo and tikanga Māori capabilities.

Hihiri (Inspiration, Invigoration) — we have recognised that in order to achieve or progress towards this ‘long-lasting sweetness’ we need to create a culture and environment of ‘hihiri’ (inspiration, invigoration) to grow te Reo Māori and tikanga Māori capabilities within each participant. This has been one of the key contributing factors to the success of Te Rekamauroa and therefore it has become an overarching tikanga Māori guiding principle that will continue to guide and inform TupuOra’s ongoing delivery of services across the four regions where we have been fortunate to secure programme delivery.

Who will be teaching the programme? Who are the key people?2021-07-19T17:18:27+12:00

TupuOra is fortunate to draw on the expertise of key te reo Māori champions and educators from across the four regions (Waikato, Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatū, Te Tai Tokerau and Waiariki) namely Kingi Kiriona, Paraone Gloyne, Moana-Aroha Henry and Teraania Ormsby.

This is in addition to a wider team of kaumātua, historians and key leaders within the education workforce that we have engaged to support delivery.

What about CoVID-19 and any potential impacts?2021-07-19T17:20:03+12:00

We will take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all participants and comply with all CoVID-19 guidelines.

In the event of a lockdown situation, TupuOra has prepared a learning programme that can be delivered and taught 100% online. This programme is called i-Akoranga.

How do I contact TupuOra?2021-07-19T17:26:00+12:00

For all general enquiries regarding Te Ahu o te Reo Māori, email registration@tupuora.co.nz
Or you can contact one of our regional Pou Ruruku — Project Managers:

Region Pou Ruruku
Waikato Ngahuia Kopa: ngahuia@tupuora.co.nz
Te Tai Tokerau Casey Kaa: casey@tupuora.co.nz
Waiariki Rangimarie Ormsby-Teki: rangimarie@tupuora.co.nz
Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatū Jess Walker: jess@tupuora.co.nz

Updates will also be provided via our Facebook page — Click here: Tupuora Education and Development Ltd

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