Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Maori Teachers Conference, 7-9 July 2003

Ko te Matauranga Te Kaupapa We stand for education.

Media Release

4 July 2003

Our children matter
Maori Teachers Conference, 7-9 July 2003

This year’s ninth annual PPTA Maori Teachers Conference, Ko Ngä Tamariki te Pütake o te Kaupapa – our children matter, opens in Taupo on Monday.

PPTA’s Apiha Maori Te Makao Bowkett says the conference focuses on why people choose to enter teaching: because they love children and want them to succeed.

“At last year’s conference, we focused on our role as teachers and professionals. This year it is natural to follow on from that and look at why we are teaching. And the answer is that we do it for our tamariki.”

The conference will be opened by National List MP and Tuwharetoa member Georgina Te Heu Heu. Other key note speakers include Apryll Parata, a director of Te Hiringa i te Mahara - The Power of the Mind, a Ministry of Education-funded project on Maori teacher workload and professional development, and writer, artist and healer Nina Larisch Haider.

A guest panel comprising former Silver and Black Ferns representative Louisa Wall, Greens Party education spokesperson Metiria Türei and Bishop Max Mariu will also explore issues such as Maori teacher workload, qualifications pathways, the NCEA, cannabis and behaviour, Iwi partnerships and the role of te reo Maori.

The conference is being held at the Suncourt Motel and Conference Centre in Taupo from 7-9 July. A programme is attached. For more information, contact Te Makao Bowkett, ph 04-913-4234, mobile 021 661 743.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news