Te Reo Workshop

Te Reo Māori for the ACE Sector

Whakatauhia te reo Māori ki te wāhi mahi me te hapori 
Make te reo welcome at work and in the community 

This workshop is an opportunity for all staff and volunteers in the ACE sector to attend a reo Māori workshop designed just for you. We know there is increasing demand from our learners, Māori, and non-Māori, to provide more reo Māori in the learning environment and workplace. This workshop is a first step to ensuring that we can learn and be comfortable using some level of reo Māori correctly with our colleagues, learners, communities, networks, and, over time, that we increase the use of reo Māori in our everyday work, teaching practices and programmes. 
What the workshop will cover 
The workshop is a beginner level introduction to learning basic Te Reo Māori. You will learn about pronunciation strategies and techniques; common greetings; simple introductions (of self); well-known dialects; a common karakia; a waiata relevant to the sector; as well as Te Reo terms and concepts used in education. 
Who is it for? 
Any governance members, staff, educators, tutors, kaiako, volunteers, in adult and community education. 

This workshop will be led by Te Ataahia Hurihanganui.

These are fully funded.

About the facilitator

Te Ataahia Hurihanganui
Te Arawa, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Ira, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne.

Her professional background is in education and curriculum design and development. She has been teaching languages (Te Reo Māori, Italian, English as a Second Language, English as a Foreign Language,) for the past nine years; both locally, and abroad, with a strong focus in adult education.

Te Ataahia is a passionate linguist with an ear for learning languages – having learnt four within total-immersion settings, and later studying them as a second language learner. She brings this experience with her into her teaching; enhancing the learning environment and better connecting with her learners.

Recently, Te Ataahia was contracted to design and develop the Reo Māori curriculum for one of New Zealand’s largest Community Education Centres, which has had great success including a nomination for a National Māori Language Award. She is a regular Te Reo Māori columnist for a national ECE magazine and has consulted on some major projects for important national organisations including: Te Papa museum, the Ministry of Education, and the NZ Book Council.

Outside of work, Te Ataahia dedicates her time to her family; especially enjoying beautiful, loving moments with her husband and two young babies. She has passions for travel, different cultures, good food, and anything creative!