Ākonga Māori provides a Māori enrichment learning environment and program. Ākonga Māori is open to all learners of any cultural descent or background. There is no need for any prior knowledge or understanding of Te Reo, just an interest in learning Te Reo Māori and Māori culture.
Our Ākonga Māori has two classes that cater for years 0 – 8. It is a whānau based class, focusing on Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Māori and Te Ao Māori integrated and central to this culturally responsive environment. Māori language, culture, heritage and identity are celebrated and essential components to our heritage and unique to Aotearoa. Ākonga Māori is a special learning place where Māori is celebrated. The classes still follow the NZ Curriculum and the learning in reading, writing and maths is taught in English.
This learning environment has proved to be effective and successful, and provides positive outcomes and achievements – providing all learners with the opportunity to get what they require to realise their own unique potential and succeed in their lives as Māori and New Zealanders.If you are interested, or would like to learn more, please see Hera Taylor (Kaiako), Jo Taia (Team Leader of Ākonga Māori), Dallas Te Rangiwhakaewa (Kaiarahi Reo) or any of our whānau who are part of the Ākonga Māori; you are most welcome to come and visit; or contact Lesley for more information.