Nau mai nau mai haere mai
Te Kaupapa Hauora Māori recognises the integral link between Hauora and Te Ao Maori
Increasing health and well-being outcomes for Māori students assists settings to meet their obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to meet Ministry of Education requirements for Māori students.
By improving the health of Māori children and young people, we also improve retention rates and academic outcomes.
Check out this video on how WAVE helped Rural Scholars Early Learning Centre foster Māori Health initiatives into their curriculum.
The teaching team at Makikihi School realised there was a gap with regards to staff and students’ understanding and comfort around Māori language (Te Reo) and culture (Tikanga), so after discussion with their WAVE facilitator, they worked out a plan.
Here is Makikihi School's story on their visit to Waihao Marae, incorporating Te Reo signage throughout the school grounds and classrooms, increasing their use of Te Reo in every day language, and learning/playing Traditional Māori Games: On Top with Te Reo - Makikihi School
Makikihi students preparing to play some Traditional Māori Games
To find out more about Ngā Taonga Tākaro and how this can be incorporated into every day practice, see the Ngā Taonga Tākaro section under our Links & Downloads section.
We have various toolkits, programmes and useful links that you can access to help with your investigation into Te Ao Māori.