Te Ahu o te Reo Māori is a government-funded programme by the Ministry of Education. The initiative aims to support early learning to secondary school leaders, kaiako and support staff to grow their capability and confidence in using and integrating te reo Māori into the learning of all ākonga. Participants will have the opportunity to engage and understand a different worldview; engage in cultural practices, narratives, and histories relevant to Aotearoa and to the system that supports the education of all students.

The programme consists of 120 hours, both directed & self-directed learning and is delivered both in person and online. The programme starts on 1 August and concludes on 2 December 2022.

Each language level (1-7) is delivered over 18 weeks.

The delivery for Terenga 3/Cohort 3 will focus on Levels 1-4.

Classes are as follows:
Tuesday - Level 1: 4pm-6pm
Monday - Level 2: 4pm - 6pm
Wednesday - Level 3: 4pm - 6pm
Thursday - Level 4: 4pm - 6pm

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Te Ahu o te Reo Maori

There are no registration fees associated with the programme however any travel costs to attend learning days in Rotorua will be the participants' responsibility.

Registered participants are encouraged to attend all scheduled classes/learning days.  Participants are required to meet attendance criteria set by the Ministry of Education. A support payment will be paid to your learning facility if participation has been met.


Te Pūāhuru Programme dates are: 1 August - 2 December 2022

Te Ahi Rarauhe - Learning Days held in Rotorua: 12 August, 9 September 4-6 October & 11 November: 8hrs per day
Te Ahi Kōmau - Online Classes: a Zoom class each week, starting the week beginning Monday 1 August: 2hrs
Te Ahi Whitawhita - Online Learning Material: 1hr per week
Te Ahi Tawa: an in-person interactive session: 3x 1hr sessions, Thursday 30 August, 13 September & 1 November
Te Ahi Tūtata: an in-person session: 4x 1hr Oral Practice sessions: Thursday 30 August, 13 September & 1 November
Te Ahi Tūtata: an in-person Presentation Day delivered by class level - 17 or 24 November: 6hrs (attendance required at one session)
Te Ahi Tahutahu: Self-Directed Learning: 3hrs per week
Te Ahikaaroa: Graduation - Friday 2 December: 8hrs