Te Ahu o te Reo Māori will:

  • Build the capability of the entire workforce in early learning, kōhanga reo, puna reo, primary and intermediate, kura Māori, secondary schools and wharekura so they are more confident in using te reo Māori correctly daily and therefore incorporating te reo Māori into teaching practices and programmes.
  • Assist both new speakers of te reo Māori and those who are seeking to build their proficiency, expand their fluency, their skills, and experience with te reo Māori.

The education workforce is inclusive of all kaimahi who are engaging with and contributing to the learning of all ākonga including teachers, principals, non-teaching and support staff in early learning centres, kōhanga reo, schools and kura.

It is part of a wider work programme that supports the Government to uphold the commitment to increase the provision of te reo Māori in schools.

Te Ahu o Te Reo Māori means to nurture (ahu) our taonga (te reo Māori) and ensure that we support it to flourish and grow.

Each Te Ahu o te Reo Māori kaupapa includes a focus on reo ā-iwi (local dialect), tikanga ā-iwi (tribal customs) and kōrero tuku iho (histories).