Te Ahu o te Reo Māori – Welcoming new Māori language advocates in Taranaki and Whanganui

Fri 31 January 20

Logo for Te Ahu o Te Reo Māori

“It’s been amazing right from the beginning, and it’s so much more than learning the language.” – Erin MacDonald, science teacher at Stratford High and a graduate of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori 2019.


Te Ahu o te Reo Māori is designed for the education workforce to improve capability and confidence to use te reo Māori, in order to strengthen relationships with students, whānau, and their communities. Nearly 700 teachers, kaiako, principals and support staff took part in the first iteration last year and we are now seeking new te reo Māori advocates for 2020!


Te Ahu o te Reo Māori is being offered in your region and will be delivered by Te Ataarangi ki Taranaki Charitable Trust. Check out the programme delivery information and register at http://www.education.govt.nz/our-work/overall-strategies-and-policies/te-ahu-o-te-reo-maori-fostering-education-in-te-reo-maori/.


We still have places available for you and/or your staff to participate! Delivery begins on Sunday 23 February with an orientation day at Aotearoa Marae, Okaiawa. Feel free to share this opportunity with your networks as we continue to progress towards te reo Māori being an integral part of all ākonga and students learning by 2025.


“Being surrounded by fellow teachers who were learning made my journey a lot easier, and I wasn't so shy to speak or make mistakes. Not only am I now making more meaningful connections with my tamariki, but also their whānau.” – Piki Te Ora Mullin, ECE teacher at Te Kōpae Piripono and a graduate of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori 2019.