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Programme Overview

Ko te whāinga a Te Ahu o te Reo Māori, ko te whakatipu, ko te whakapakari hoki i tētahi rangapū kaimahi mātauranga e pūkenga ana ki te whakatō i te reo rangatira nei ki ngā akoako a ngā ākonga katoa i Aotearoa.

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori aims to grow and strengthen an education workforce that can integrate te reo Māori into the learning of all ākonga in Aotearoa.

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?


Te Ahu o te Reo Māori has been designed for the education workforce that engages with and contributes to the learning of all ākonga and students.  In order to progress towards our goals, we are targeting participation from these groups:

      • English medium teachers from early learning services through to secondary school
      • Māori medium kaiako, from Kōhanga Reo through to wharekura
      • Non-teaching and support staff in kura, schools, wharekura, early learning services and Kōhanga Reo

Groups not eligible to participate include:

      • Teachers in the tertiary sector
      • Third-party contractors employed in the sector
      • Those in teacher training
      • Parents’ home schooling children
      • Teachers who are currently on maternity or study leave

There is no attendance or registration fees, and all learning materials will be provided but you may incur some travel costs. 

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori is based on a te reo Māori competency framework called Ngā Taumata o Te Ahu o te Reo Māori. The five focus areas include:

      • Mita / Reo ā-iwi (Local Dialect) – Local words, phrases, karakia, waiata and sayings
      • Whakamahi (Use) – Practise of reo use appropriate for a classroom setting
      • Tikanga o te Reo (Grammar) – Foundations of grammar and writing conventions
      • Marautanga (Curriculum) – Development of learning content for regular activity
      • Whakarauora (Revitalisation) – Language planning for the school/early learning services/classroom.

Participants who successfully complete Te Ahu o te Reo Māori will be able to:

      • use the knowledge and skills gained in their teaching programmes and enhance their relationships with ākonga, parents and whānau
      • have improved understanding of the communities they are a part of, especially the stories, language features and dialects unique to the region
      • nurture opportunities for all staff and ākonga to use te reo Māori every day.

You can request further information on Te Ahu o te Reo Māori  through the Ministry of Education  link:



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