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Te Ahu o te Reo Māori FAQs

How to set up an ESL and Whiria access for Kōhanga Reo, Puna Reo or ECE employees

TŪĀMAHI 1: Download, complete and return the ESL 38 form

  • Download and print the form ECE User request ESL 38
  • Complete section 1 & 2
  • To complete section 3, provide evidence of your identity to your ECE Delegated Authoriser or your Service Provider Contact. In most circumstances, this is your Kaiako Matua, Tumuaki or Centre Manager.
  • Tick the ‘request access to Whiria’ option on page 2
  • Return your completed form (see page 2 of your form)

TŪĀMAHI 2: We will process your ESL 38 form

  • Please allow 1-3 working days

TŪĀMAHI 3: Accept your email invitation to complete your account set up

  • Once the Education service Desk has processed your ESL38 form you will be sent an invitation to finish setting up your ESL account
  • Ensure the invitation is addressed to you, then select ‘Accept invitation’
  • Find out more information about setting up your user account
  • Be sure to complete the registration for Te Ahu o te Reo Māori within 14 days

How to access Whiria with an existing ESL account:

Please follow the same process as above; however, when completing sections 1 & 2 -  Fill in your Education Sector Logon username (if known)

Once your form has been processed, accept your email invitation to confirm your account changes

  • You will be sent an email invitation
  • Select ‘Accept invitation’ to confirm your account changes
  • Ensure you complete the registration for Te Ahu o te Reo Māori within 14 days

How to set up ESL and Whiria access for school and kura employees

TŪĀMAHI 1: Talk to your Delegated Authoriser

  • Visit your kura/school Delegated Authoriser and request an ESL account with access to Whiria. In most circumstances, this is your Kaiako Matua, Tumuaki or Centre Manager.
  • Your Delegated Authoriser is the only person with permissions to create new ESL account(s) and provide access to Whiria
  • Support guidelines for your Delegated Authoriser are available here

TŪĀMAHI 2: Accept your email invitation to complete your account set up

How to access Whiria with an existing ESL account:

TŪĀMAHI 1: Talk with your Delegated Authoriser

  • Visit your Delegated Authoriser and request access to Whiria
  • Your Delegated Authoriser is the only person with permissions to provide access to Whiria
  • If you don’t know your Delegated Authoriser, log in to your ESL account and click 'My Delegated Authorisers' on the left-hand side

TŪĀMAHI 2: Accept your email invitation to confirm your account changes 

  • You will be sent an email invitation
  • Select ‘Accept invitation’ to confirm your account changes
  • Ensure you complete the registration for Te Ahu o te Reo Māori within 14 days

Who can apply?

Registrations are open to:

  • Teachers from early learning services through to secondary school
  • Kaiako, from Kōhanga Reo through to wharekura
  • Non-teaching and support staff in kura, schools, wharekura, early learning services and Kōhanga Reo.

Who will be delivering in my region?

We have 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. Each will have their own delivery methods and timelines.

What will delivery look like?

Over 120 hours over 12-14 weeks, delivery will be undertaken in a variety of ways including, but not exclusive to, weekly classes, on-line lessons, tutorials and noho marae (overnight stay/ learning experiences). To support you to feel comfortable and confident to use what you have learnt in your classrooms, you will also participate in an 8-week post-delivery course to help embed and enhance teaching and learning activities.

What are the costs?

There are no attendance or registration fees and all learning materials will be provided, but you may incur some travel costs.

When will delivery start?

Delivery will start once the design of the programme has been completed. Register to be kept up to date.

What is the closing date for registrations?

Registrations will remain open until delivery begins or places have been filled.

Why do I need an Education Sector Logon (ESL) login to register

ESLs enable access to Whiria, the online platform used to administer the registration process. Accessing the registration form through ESL means:

  • Your information is safe and secure
  • You are able to save your registration and come back later
  • You can track progress when your registration has been submitted

ESLs will also enable the use of a Ministry Learning Management System that will facilitate online learning once delivery begins.

I am having difficulty applying for an ESL - Where can I get help?

Go to Setting up your user account | Education Services for a guide on how to apply for an ESL logon. Alternatively, email service.desk@education.govt.nz or call 0800 422 599 during business hours for support.

Will I gain a tohu/qualification by completing this programme?

At this time, there is no qualification or tohu associated with Te Ahu o te Reo Māori. However, the ministry, alongside NZQA, will be investigating the potential of micro-credentials for graduates.