Te Reo Māori-Māori Medium (Yrs 1-13)

Target Audience

Teachers and school leaders in kura and Māori medium settings, using Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, or aspiring to use it. 


Intended Outcomes

  • Effective teaching and learning practises and approaches in relation to the wāhanga ako, within Te Marautanga o Aotearoa,Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Pākeha
  • Improved student learning and accelerated achievement that is informed by Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the literacy and numeracy of te reo Māori in Māori medium and/or paerewa paetae/achievement standards (NCEA)


Typical focus areas of support

Kaiako supported through this provision are often seeking support in:

  • Planning, teaching, and assessment in te reo Māori programmes
  • Developing their learners’  oral language (kōrero)  ability
  • Second language teaching strategies
  • Second language acquisition theories and practice
  • Understanding the Te Reo Māori learning area of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa
  • Unpacking whāinga paetae.


Ways of working

We believe that professional development support is most beneficial when it is coordinated in a way that is manageable for the kura and kaiako involved. To this end , our preferred way of working begins with the development of a collaborative PD plan which aligns all of the support a kura may be receiving, links to the school’s strategic goals and/or student achievement targets, and  specifies the goals (common  and individual).


Once a plan has been agreed, we facilitate professional development in a number of ways depending on the availability of kaiako and their specific professional learning needs. Typically our support will include face-to-face school based visits, classroom observations and feedback, professional discussions with kaiako, workshops (kura -based and outside of the school setting), Hangouts/Skype sessions, Google docs.


The number of visits will be determined in discussion with kura and could range from:

  • a light touch (1-2 visits per term);
  • a medium touch (3-4 visits per term);
  • or in depth  (5-6 visits per term).

Schools we are currently supporting:

  • Te Kura o Waharoa, Waharoa
  • Parklands School, Motueka
  • Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ara Whānui, Lower Hutt
  • Tākaro School, Palmerston North
  • Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna, Wellington