Mā TĀTOU, MŌ TĀTOU, E AI KI Ā TĀTOU
Tuia te rangi i runga nei. Tuia te papa e takoto nei. Tuia rātou kua riro ki tua o Paerau. Tuia tatou ngā whakarerenga iho o ratou ma. Kei ngā mana. Kei ngā reo. Kei ngā karangatanga maha o te motu, koia nei te whakamānawa atu nei ki a koutou katoa.
He Kura-ā-Iwi ki Mitimiti
Such a splendid day spent in the Hokianga, the sun was shining, rich in lush native landscape and the feeling of pure connectedness by the five current Ngā Kura ā Iwi schools in the Tai Tokerau.
Earlier this year, Te Kura o Mātihetihe celebrated a change of designation for their kura to a special character school. The change acknowledges the uniqueness and mana motuhake of Te Tao Māui of Te Rarawa.
The pōhiri had prestigious guests who spoke about how Te Kura o Mātihetihe was formed from its inception whilst acknowledging many of the greats who stood and paved the way before them. Many Uri stood with pride to support their speakers and sing songs of the rohe.
This day marked the first in 130 years that Matihetihe would change its direction and be the sixth school in the North to join our NKAI membership. The speeches flowed as did the delicious spread and on behalf of Ngā Kura ā Iwi we thank you Whaea Linda for the invitation. We look forward to seeing many more great achievements under your leadership.
Let’s just say when we see Whaea Linda, Matihetihe school and our neighbouring kura that travel along roads like those to Mitimiti, we salute you.
1. NKAI TUMUAKI HUI
All NKAI Tumuaki are reminded that there is a Zoom Hui following the Prime Ministers announcement on Monday 11 May at 6PM. All details have been sent via email. If you need any further information about joining this hui, please contact Te Rāhui August at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. WHANAUNGATANGA PŪTEA
Please remember that NKAI offers support funding for whanaungatanga events and initiatives between Kura ā Iwi schools. There is a two page proposal to complete which will then be assessed by our team. We are looking to support events that support the NKAI three pou of Te Tihi o Angitu - Tukuihotanga, Mātauranga, Oranga. A brief report will be required at the conclusion of the event.
For more information contact Te Rāhui August at email@example.com or download the form below.
PLD Support Package for Kura
The COVID-19 PLD Support Package provides support to schools and kura to help them transition to distance learning. The support is delivered by the Ministry of Education's network of PLD providers and facilitators.
Kura can email PLD.Enquiries@education.govt.nz to register their needs and the Ministry’s PLD team will match them to a PLD provider that can provide support in their area of need.
Follow the link below for answers to 'Frequently Asked Questions' and the full 'Information Sheet' on the package.
The Latest Update from MOE
7 MAY 2020
- Key messages from the Prime Minister
- Welcoming all staff and students back to school
- Supporting learning
- Public Health Statement for the Edcuation Sector from Dr Caroline McElnay, Director, Public Health, Ministry of Health
- Alert Level 2 for schools
- Guidance for schools on staff matters
- Resuming Ministry contracted school transport services
- Learning Support
Māori Performing Arts & Remote Assessment
In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on Māori Performing Arts and Mau Rākau assessment, NZQA has published a guide for assessment of the levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 standards of these subjects.
The guide can be found on the Māori Performing Arts subject page of the NZQA website.
As these standards require assessment evidence of a demonstration or performance, learners will need access to:
- an appropriate space to demonstrate or perform;
- a recording device (i.e. camera and or phone with recording capability);
- someone to record them doing their demonstration and/or performance; and
- access to internet to upload video evidence to a platform for assessors to access.
- This may pose equity issues for students and must be taken into account when programme planning.
Google for Education is FREE
G Suite for Education is a suite of free Google apps tailored specifically for schools. Deliver value with built-in, multi-layer security, and 24/7 support at no additional cost.
With G Suite for Education, educators can create opportunities for learning, streamline administrative tasks, and challenge their students to think critically—all without disrupting current workflows. G Suite for Education tools are powerful on their own, but work even better together.
Zoom helps schools improve student outcomes with secure video communication services for hybrid classrooms, office hours, administrative meetings, and more. Zoom offers flexible Education plans that can meet the needs of your kura. For more information, follow the link below.
Poutawa Reo is an Education & Development resource created by Genae Thompson and Tahau Thompson who are Principal Consultants, teachers of Te Reo Māori and more. There website includes planning and organisational resources, links to more online resources to embelish your teaching practice and also ngohē in Te Reo Māori for your classes.
Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko - the National Digital Readiness programme has been developed to ensure teachers and kaiako are ready to implement the new digital technologies content.
Use their self review tool and find out how ready are you to implement the new curriculum content and catch up with students. Completing the review takes five to ten minutes and all of the results are confidential to you.
Updated NKAI Events Calendar
The 2020 Ngā Kura ā Iwi o Aotearoa National Conference has been officially cancelled. We will be looking forward to the 2021 National Conference to be held in Rotorua.
In the meantime...
Ngā Kura ā Iwi via our social media will be sharing both new and existing content about our kaupapa, people who work in our kaupapa, topical issues for Māori Medium Education and we hope to bring you panel discussions with Principals, teachers and students.
If you haven't already, LIKE US and FOLLOW US on Facebook and Instagram.
If you have a kaupapa or a person that you think we should interview please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.