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Te reo Māori in English-medium

Te reo Māori in English-medium


"ko te reo te manawa pou o te māori,
ko te ihi te waimanawa o te tangata,
ko te roimata, ko te hūpē te waiaroha.
ko tōku nui, tōku wehi, tōku whakatiketike, tōku reo."

Te reo Māori is indigenous to Aotearoa New Zealand. It is a taonga recognised under the Treaty of Waitangi, a primary source of our nation's self-knowledge and identity, and an official language. By understanding and using te reo Māori, New Zealanders become more aware of the role played by the indigenous language and culture in defining and asserting our point of difference in the wider world.

(The New Zealand Curriculum, Page 14)

Do you need support at your school to design a teaching and learning programme for te reo Māori in English-medium? We can help you plan an overview for te reo Māori across year levels at your school, linked to the curriculum guidelines. We can also help with suggesting resources you could use to supplement the teaching and learning.

General support we can assist with includes:

  • curriculum development and planning
  • teaching and learning resources
  • effective teaching and learning strategies and approaches
  • assessment tasks and activities.

Our facilitators can help you through a process of review, design and implementation for a sequential teaching and learning programme for te reo Māori, across Years 1-13.

We offer PLD support that incorporates new technologies and blended approaches to language learning, and support to reflect culturally responsive and appropriate practices.

At the heart of our context, are the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, the strategic intent of the Māori Education strategy Ka Hikitia and Tātaiako, the New Zealand Curriculum and the Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning te reo Māori.

We are driven and motivated to make a difference for the teaching and learning of te reo Māori in New Zealand schools, where te reo Māori is valued as a language for all, the associated benefits of learning a subsequent language are known and realised, and the dual heritage of our nation is celebrated and valued.

For further information about consultancy opportunities and support around Te Reo Māori in English Medium, please contact māorimedium@waikato.ac.nz