Whakahau Whakamana Whakahihi

Forge a positive way forward for all tamariki Māori.

The Way Forward

We want to forge a positive way forward for all tamariki Māori.
Previously a lot of our work has focussed on identifying problems and then providing possible solutions which have invariably been ignored by agencies and governments.

It’s time to turn that around.  We need to celebrate and promote all the great things which are happening for tamariki Māori in schools, kura, kōhanga reo, and early childhood centres throughout Aotearoa.

Māori educators provide the best education for tamariki Māori from a Māori perspective but the way forward for ourselves, for te iwi Māori and Aotearoa needs to involve all New Zealanders in the education of tamariki Māori not just Māori.

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Blog Posts

No silver bullet in charter schools for Maori

Back in the bad old days, Māori children were punished for speaking Te Reo at school and Māori culture had no place in the classroom. Our education system has come a long way since then. Unfortunately, Māori educational achievement is still trailing behind, but gains are being made and public schools work very hard to meet the needs of Māori students while also educating all students in tikanga Māori and Te Reo. 

Kohanga reo, kura kaupapa and kura a iwi movements also play an…


Posted by Melissa Schwalger on September 18, 2015 at 10:00

Te Kahui Whetu 2015

Tena koutou Te Riu Roa whanau,  Could you tell me where I can find the registration form for this years Te Kahui Whetu as I can't find it on the NZEI website.

Posted by Joanne Christie Collyer on April 26, 2015 at 14:36 — 3 Comments

Kohanga reo ready to open in Palmerston North

CLASSROOM PREPARATION: Lorene Fitzgerald sorts through teaching resources inside Highbury's Kohanga Reo.

A long-awaited kohanga reo will be opening in Highbury this month - the next step in the Palmerston North suburb's efforts to foster families' education opportunities.

The community has been granted $100,000 of government funding from the Ministry of Education to complete a licencing programme in a bid to open a new Maori language immersion early…


Posted by Laura Lavinia Drew on January 15, 2015 at 10:43

New Māori language app

New Māori language app

Posted by: Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

January 12, 2015

The new Maori language app.

The new Maori language app.

A University of Otago research project, which looks at how Dunedin families pass on Māori…


Posted by Laura Lavinia Drew on January 13, 2015 at 13:00


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A great new resource is being distributed to all schools by the Ministry, to support the teaching of Te Reo Māori. 'He Reo Tupu, He reo Ora - A growing language is a living language',  is an integrated, multi-media resource with unit plans, assessment information, second language learning information, and DVD animated cartoons to support teaching. Check this out online at hereoora.tki.org.nz

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