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Hou mai: Discovering Maōri medium education

4/7/2016

If you are considering the benefits of a Māori education for your whānau, we invite you to enter this whare kōrero. It is a house of opinion and discussion that we hope inspires you.

These 26 short video messages are for parents who are perhaps unsure about what Māori education for their children might mean. It is for those who are interested but not yet convinced that such an education will address their own family needs. 

Paekupu

4/7/2016

Paekupu is a new website that will house all dictionaries that support the implementation of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. The dictionaries will identify and provide detailed explanations of the technical language used within each learning area of the marau and provide examples of how the terminology can be used within a learning context.

Initially Paekupu will house two sections of the Ngā Toi dictionary currently under development however, it will be continually supplemented with further dictionaries so that Māori medium teachers and students will be able to start accessing specialist curriculum-based language from a single online portal. Toi Ataata (visual arts) and Toi Puoro (music) will go-live first, then Ngā Mahi ā te Rēhia (performing arts) will be added on its completion in June 2017. This will be followed by Te Reo Matatini (literacy) in December 2018. Pūtaiao (science) and Pāngarau (maths) will also be brought into Paekupu at a later date and other similar resources will be added as they are developed.

Rūaumoko - The Rumbling Voice

4/7/2016

Rūaumoko - The Rumbling Voice, is an interactive educational digital book narrated by Deaf Māori students in Te Reo Turi/New Zealand Sign Language. It tells the story of Rūaumoko, the Māori God of Earthquakes, and looks at the relationship of this deity to Deaf Māori people. Produced as an educational resource, this digital book was developed over an intensive five day workshop held in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, CORE Education Ltd and KIWA Digital. This narration is supported by text and audio in te reo Māori and English.

Supporting effective teacher aide practice

28/6/2016

The teacher aide guide on the Inclusive Education website provides guidance for school leaders on how to strengthen the work of teacher aides.

The guide brings together all the latest research, literature, and practice information on the support teacher aides need to be effective in their roles.

The guide links to a new series of videos talking about and demonstrating effective teacher practice.

Matariki

27/5/2016

The pre-dawn rise of Matariki can be seen in the last days of May or early June every year. The Māori New Year is marked by the rise of this star cluster and the sighting of the next new moon. 

In 2016, Matariki will start on 6 June.

By celebrating Matariki at your school you can bring a range of New Zealand curriculum principles to life. Students can explore values, develop key competencies, and examine social science concepts.

This resource page from NZ Curriculum Online has ideas and resources that teachers and students can use to get involved and celebrate with their school community.

Rays of Sound: Māori and Samoan early language learning books online

20/5/2016

Digital recordings of a collection of early Māori and Samoan language learning books have been made available online by staff at Victoria University's Language Learning Centre.

Stories and songs from readers that were published on tape by the Ministry of Education in the 1980s and 1990s are now digitised and available as an online audio teaching resource for early childhood centres, schools, and others to enjoy.

St John in Schools programme

3/5/2016

The St John in Schools programme provides learning experiences for pre-school, primary and intermediate school aged children to empower them to act in an emergency.

Hands-on lessons, delivered by specially trained educators, align to the NZ Curriculum and enable students to gain confidence and skills to respond in an emergency.

Find out more from this Education Gazette notice, and the St John in Schools website

New Zealand Sign Language Week, 9 –15 May 2016

29/4/2016

New Zealand Sign Language Week takes place this year between 9 and 15 May. This resource page provides ideas and resources that teachers and students can use to get involved.

Launch of Play.sport

26/4/2016

Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) has launched a new initiative aimed at supporting schools to deliver quality physical education (PE) and sport.

Play.sport is a multi-layered approach to the provision of PE and sport with hands on, practical support and training for teachers, schools, parents, and community organisations to improve the quality of the experience for young people.

Play.sport is currently available as a pilot in 41 schools in Upper Hutt and Waitakere.

Find out more from this Education Gazette article.

Māori-medium magazines

21/4/2016

Everyday use of te reo Māori is being celebrated with a range of Māori-medium magazines available to primary and secondary students, teachers, and whānau.

This article from the Education Gazette profiles several magazines including Takatū Ake, a new publication that is available online at Te Kete Ipurangi.

These colourful magazines include fun activities and games, and cover topics and events that are of high interest to students.

Some provide the opportunity for students to contribute as writers.

Find out more....


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