Te Ahu o te Reo Māori ki Tainui - Te Rekamauroa
Te Ahu o te Reo Māori represents the Government’s commitment to strengthen and grow an education workforce that can integrate te reo Māori into the learning of all ākonga and students in Aotearoa by 2025.
Kua kati ngā tono puka whakauru mō Tainui
Registrations for Tainui are now closed.
E te iwi, e ngā kura, e ngā kaiako, ko te reo Māori tēnei e karanga atu nei, kia hui tahi ai tātou ki te ahu i a ia anō, ki roto i ō tātou kura huri noa, nō reira tēnā koutou, haere mai. Haere mai me ngā mihi o te wā, i runga anō hoki i ngā whakaaro ki a Kīngi Tuheitia, te mauri o te motu – mihia. Ō tātou huhua mate, kua rūpeke atu ki tawhiti nui – tangihia. Nei ko tātou ngā kanohi ora o rātou mā, ngā waha e ora ai te reo, nō reira, kōrerotia!
E pērā ai, me kaha ake tā tātou ngakingaki i te taiao e tupu haumako ai te reo, whērā me Whakaotirangi me ana rekamauroa, arā ngā kūmara i haria mai mā runga i a Tainui. Koinei ko tā tātou mahi e hoa mā, he whakatō haere i te reo, kia mau roa tōna reka, mō ake tonu atu.
The name Te Rekamauroa is derived from one of the types of kūmara that Whakaotirangi, wife of Hoturoa, brought with her on Tainui waka from Hawaiki.
An interpretation of Te Rekamauroa could be ‘The-Long-Lasting-Sweetness’. Whakaotirangi had to adapt how she grew kūmara in the new environment; much like how we need to stay current and think strategically around language re-genesis today, so we can forever savour the sweetness of the Māori language, for generations to come.
Image: Te Ahu o te Reo Māori ki Tainui – Te Rekamauroa, Kura Whakahihiri, Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development, Hopuhopu
Te Rekamauroa is the name of the programme significant to Tainui and is delivered by Pūkenga who have acquired the set of skills and mātauranga to ensure quality in what Kaiako learn. The content is based around Waikato/Tainui dialect, Te Kīngitanga, local history and traditions.
Te Ahu o te Reo Māori ki Tainui – Te Rekamauroa aims to develop Kaiako capabilities in:
- The use of te reo Māori within early childhood centres, kōhanga reo, school or kura,
- Incorporate cultural narratives in their school’s practice, and
- Create rōpū/groups of teachers who are able to support one another.
- Delivered by TupuOra Education and Development Ltd
- Delivers Taumata/Level 1 and 2 of Ngā Taumata o Te Ahu o te Reo Māori
- Delivery begins Friday 6 March and ends Friday 15 May
- Participant commitment requires attendance at one Kura Whakahihiri (overnight wānanga) and five Akoranga Whakahihiri (Friday tutorials 8.30am–4.00pm). A total of 86 learning hours over 10 weeks.
- Registrations for Tainui are now closed.
- Kura Whakahihiri – Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development, 451 Old Taupiri Road, Ngāruawāhia
- Akoranga Whakahihiri – Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Mangakōtukutuku, 254 Ohaupo Road, Glenview, Hamilton
The main goal set about by TupuOra is to inspire and invigorate teachers – whakahihiri to want to speak and teach te reo Māori by creating an atmosphere that is relaxed, built on trust and most importantly fun, enabling Kaiako to practice and utilise their reo abilities in a safe space where they can develop and grow their skills.
Additionally, the programme is unique in the way it has been contextualised specifically to teachers, and the application of te reo Māori within the classroom. Accordingly, part of the learning within Te Rekamauroa requires Kaiako to prepare lesson plans that incorporate te reo Māori within their practice. Observations are also offered as part of Te Rekaumauroa, by the Pūkenga, and upon request by Kaiako wishing to engage follow-up support within their specific kura and/or classroom.
Image: Te Ahu o te Reo Māori ki Tainui – Te Rekamauroa, Iteration 1, Visit to Rangiriri Pā Site
Kaiako will experience small workshops that give them an insight of what to expect over the next 10 weeks. They will be exposed to experts in bilingualism, the importance of te reo Māori as a non-Māori and as an international person, te reo Māori revitalisation and the cognitive effects of learning and knowing a second language.
Kaiako will deliver group presentations that encapsulate their learning throughout the Te Rekamauroa programme and will also experience a visit to the historical Rangiriri pā site and celebrate their success with a graduation ceremony.
These are fortnightly classes held on a Friday (8.30am–4.00pm) where Kaiako will stay in their allocated rōpū (group) and spend the day learning from a Pūkenga who will cover one of the five focus areas of Ngā Taumata o Te Ahu o te Reo Māori.
Find out more about the Pūkenga and the team at TupuOra
Pou Ruruku – Project Manager
021 058 4408
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