Date
27 September 2021

Promoting kaupapa Māori

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Developing cultural capability’

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Identify first

Identify first

Te Tuakiritanga: Identity, language and culture matter for ākonga Māori.

Tamaiti akona i te pā, tu ana ki te ao, tau ana.

A child educated to be strong in their own identity stands confident in the world.

Whakataukī

Create authentic contexts

Create authentic contexts

Ensure whānau and iwi have space to share their expertise and knowledge.

Value my language and culture

Value my language and culture

Kaiako take action as co-learners with ākonga, to ensure te reo Māori me tikanga Māori is increasingly part of each day.

Affirming Māori learners as Māori

Affirming Māori learners as Māori

It feels good to be Māori here because my kaiako:

  • knows how to involve me and what I bring to my learning
  • is interested in what I know already
  • knows how to make things I learn relevant
  • lets us learn about things we are interested in
  • knows about this area, the environment, the local marae, hapū and whānau and how I fit in, in relation to all
  • encourages us to explore and talk about what happens around here, at the marae and with my whānau
  • knows me as an individual, and how I am part of my whānau, hapū, iwi and community.

Source: Adapted from Tātaiako: cultural competencies for teachers of māori learners (opens in a new tab/window)

Reflection questions

Reflection questions

Consider your responses to these questions.

What actions do they inspire?

 

  • To what extent are whānau included in decisions about their children’s learning and wellbeing?
  • How well-informed are parents about their child’s learning and wellbeing, local curriculum, teaching programmes, assessment processes, and pastoral care practices?
  • What opportunities are there for whānau and ākonga to take a lead role?
  • How do whānau want to be communicated with?
  • What kind of information do they find most useful to receive or to share?
  • How is your school community changing? How do you know and what is the impact?
  • What does this mean for how your school communicates with all parents and whānau, not just those who come through the school gate?

Source: Adapted from He māpuna te tamaiti (p.10, p.12) (opens in a new tab/window)

Useful resources

Useful resources

File

Poutama Pounamu: Drawing from kaupapa Māori theories

Read time: 2 min

Publisher: Poutama Pounamu

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Website

Key messages from the family and community engagement BES

Publisher: Poutama Pounamu

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Website

Boost your use of te reo Māori

Publisher: The New Zealand Curriculum Online

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Developing cultural capability”:

Return to the guide “Supporting ākonga Māori”

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