Michelle - Auckland

I am part Maori (Te Rarawa decent) and have been learning Te Reo over the past 2 years so I can be more confident in using it in my classes with my tamariki and also for my own personal growth as Maori.
I am part Maori (Te Rarawa decent) and have been learning Te Reo over the past 2 years so I can be more confident in using it in my classes with my tamariki and also for my own personal growth as Maori. Our school is on a journey of embedding Tikanga Maori and Te Reo Maori in our school practices and being involved this week in celebrating our language is becoming a natural and very important thing to do as a school. This week is an opportunity to remind ourselves how importan and unique the Maori Language is and it's an opportunity to revisit the principals of the Treaty of Waitangi and to discuss with my tamariki why they learn the Maori language in our schools and in schools throughout Aotearoa.