ECE KAIAKO AS 'PUNA'
REFLECTING CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOURS
EARLY CHILDHOOD SYMPOSIUM 2020: A FREE EVENT FOR WAIKATO TEACHERS
SOUTHWELL SCHOOL, HAMILTON
SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2020
9:00am - 4:00pm
A day of fabulous workshops, keynote speakers, information and networking!
This FREE event, sponsored by the Ministry of Education, will include morning tea and lunch.
We are so excited to be joined by keynote speakers Katarina Mataira from Te Mauri Tau Inc, and Brenda Soutar from Mana Tamariki, as well as a line-up of inspiring workshop presenters.
Ngāti Kahungunu / Ngāti Porou
Co-founder Te Mauri Tau Inc.
Director of Poutiria te Aroha
Katarina leads the development of Poutiria te Aroha, a parenting programme anchored in the deep knowledge and tikanga of Te Ao Māori, and drawing on the philosophies and practices of nonviolence. Her reo-Māori delivery to whānau and community continues the work of her mother, Te Heikōkō Mataira, who played a key role in the revival of Māori language from the 1980s. Her approach to parenting education owes much to the guidance of early childhood educator and activist Ruth Beaglehole. Poutiria te Aroha is a programme carried out by Te Mauri Tau, a kaupapa-Māori community organisation which Katarina co-founded along with Tuihana Bosch. Te Mauri Tau is based in Whaingaroa (Raglan), offering learning opportunities and demonstrations of sustainable living in connection with our environment, holistic health and whānau wellbeing.
Ngāti Porou / Ngāti Awa
Tumuaki Rīwhi (Principal) at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Mana Tamariki
For the past 25 years, Brenda has been Kaitiaki Tumuaki (Senior Teacher) and current Tumuaki Rīwhi (Principal) at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Mana Tamariki, an education setting that nurtures and teaches children from 0-17 years through total immersion in the Māori language and learning environments. Brenda was one of the Te Whāriki 2017 writing team and also a researcher/adviser to Te Whatu Pōkeka (Kaupapa Māori Assessment for Learning). Brenda is most proud of the fact that her six grandchildren are being raised by their parents with te reo Māori as their first language.
Spaces will fill up fast so keep an eye on your emails: Registration will be open early in the new year!
Even the smaller of birds the 'rearea' can make it to the highest branch of the kahikatea
For more information please contact Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 078568708.
Please see just some of the fabulous feedback received below following our 2018 Symposium:
"Amazing food…beautiful tables and goodies for kaiako…Aroha xxx (thank you). Enjoyed the collaborative learning alongside kaiako at tables inbetween workshops and in class too. Loved the history shared about Waikato-Tainui. I was honoured to attend and enjoyed the day thoroughly. Thank you very much. Whiria te tangata (weave the people together)"
"A fantastic symposium that inspired and shared valuable information that was practical and implementable."
"Kia ora, very professional, well organised and amazingly 'free' thanks to MoE. Feeling very blessed and grateful to live in the Waikato and have access to this quality of PLD"
"Feeling truly blessed to have the opportunity to attend such a 'knowledge' packed symposium that has strengthened my understanding in Te Ao Māori and bicultural practices, my understanding of how to support Māori to reach Māori aspirations. I too have gained a stronger sense of identity as ‘Māori’. Ngā Mihi xxx"