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Relationships for learning - Te Mana Kōrero

Filed under: Productive partnerships

Tags: Te Mana Kōrero



Nori Parata – Principal Tolaga Bay Area School

Every parent wants their children to be successful, Māori parents are no exception.


(Their) Children are their jewel and they want the world for them”.

Merekatene Tuhura – Parent, Hiruharama School

You have to have a relationship with the teacher and the school so that you can help.

Keriana Tawhiwhirangi – Director, Principals’ Development Association

When we get to know and understand the whānau and the child a bit better it provides the school and the teacher with another lens to look through.

Benita Tahuri – Te Kahua Facilitator

It’s about creating a safe environment for Māori to say: "I’m Māori".

Jasmine Leach – BOT Member, Kuranui, Tolaga Bay Area School

Whānau prepare their kids for the rest of their lives. School is not always going to be there. No matter what, school to me is short term, education is forever.

The importance of building effective relationships between schools and whānau. (Extract from ‘Te ManaKōrero: Relationships for Learning’, 2007).

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