Culture Kapahaka

Culture Kapahaka

The National Curriculum states that all schools provide young people in New Zealand with the understandings, attitudes and skills they will need to play a full part in a changing multi-cultural society.  Implementing Taha Maori is related to two issues of concern to New Zealanders; our sense of national identity and an acknowledgement of ethical and cultural diversity.

The ability of staff to conduct and implement Taha Maori varies from person to person, however, where and when applicable, all teachers at our school take cognisance of the following:

  • Use of Maori words and phrases where appropriate and encouragement of correct pronunciation;
  • Adapting studies by adding the Maori dimension to the work eg. seashore study, our family, art and craft, myths and legends, music;
  • Exploring of Maori concepts, values and viewpoints, and their relevance.
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