Te Ahua o te Reo


He kākano ahau i ruia mai i Rangiātea
Ahakoa iti taku iti
Ka tūria e ahau ngā iwi o te ao
I am a seed, sown in Rangiātea
Although I am small

I will lead my people to the heights of greatness

Te Ahu o te Reo Maori is a government initiative led by the Ministry of Education that aims to grow and strengthen an education workforce that can integrate te reo Maori into the learning of all akonga and students in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori represents the governments commitment to helping our education workforce to use te reo Māori correctly every day.

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori acknowledges that every staff member of an early childhood centre, Te Kohanga Reo, school and kura has an opportunity to use te Reo Māori every day.

This year, Te Ahu o te Reo Māori will be delivered during terms 2 and 3, and led by local te Reo Māori and mātauranga Māori experts in 4 priority regions.

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori contributes to the governments strategic goals and outcomes described in Ka Hikitia, Tau Mai Te Reo, and Mōu Te Reo.

It also supports the Maihi Karauna which outlines what the Government will do to support a strong, healthy, thriving Māori language in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Government’s vision is that by 2025 te Reo Māori will be a part of all ākonga and students’ education.

Within our Kahui Ako we are really pleased to report that we have many staff from across our Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary schools participating in this new initiative. if you want to know more about this please ask your Principal who is participating from your kura.