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New campaign to attract te reo Māori teachers

He kaupapa hou hei poapoa mai i ngā kaiako reo Māori | New campaign to attract te reo Māori teachers

Ka whakaaturia tētahi pānuitanga reo Māori hou i runga pouaka whakaata i tēnei wiki. Ko tāna he whai kia tokomaha ake ngā kaiako e hiahiatia ana i Aotearoa nei, mā ngā kōrero tūturu mō ngā āhutanga e hihiri ai ngā kaiako, e whaihua ai hoki tā rātou mahi.

Hei hāpai hoki tēnei pānuitanga i te Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week, inā rā koia tētahi o ngā whakaaturanga tuatahi ka kitea i te hongere auraki, he reo Māori katoa, ā, kāore kau he whakaupoko korero.

E kī ana a Pauline Cleaver te Hekeretari Tuarua o te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, I whāia tēnei huarahi e te Tāhuhu hei whakaū tonu i te mana o tā tatou reo Māori.

"Me whai kaiako pai rawa kia eke tahi tātou i te whāinga roa a te Kāwanatanga, arā, kia tika tonu ai te reo Māori e kōrerohia ana e ngā kaiako katoa.

"I āianei, kua tata ki te 200,000 ngā ākonga puta noa i te motu e ako i te reo Māori. Kua nui ake ngā huarahi ako i ētahi kura, ā, i ētahi kura tuarua kua noho hei kaupapa me mātua ako i te tau tuatahi. Hei whakatutuki i tō mātou hiahia, me whai kia tokomaha ake ngā kaiako reo Māori pai rawa," ko tāna.

Ko tēnei kōrero tētahi wāhanga o tā mātou kaupapa whakahau "haere hei kaiako", e whakaatu ana i ā te kaiako mahi o ia rā i te taha o āna ākonga, hei whāngai i ngā pūkenga nui, pērā i te manaakitanga, te māiatanga, te kaha - me te ako.

Ko tā te whakaaturanga reo Māori he whai i tētahi rōpū ākonga me tō rātou tino kaiako, kua tata te wā mōna kia haere ki kura kē. Hei whakaatu i tō rātou aroha ki a ia, ka whakatau rātou kia tae atu ki tana kura hou mō tana pōhiri. I te mutunga o ngā whaikorero, ka karanga tana matua kia rātou ā, ka puta ohorere mai ki te tautoko i a ia ki tētahi haka - ki te tuku kupu ki tana kura hou, kia tiakina e rātou te taonga.

"Mōhio tonu tātou he mea tino whaitake te kaiako pai ki te ako a te tamaiti, ā, pērā hoki te whaihua o āna mahi. Ko tā te kaupapa whakahau nei he whakaatu ki ngā tāngata o Aotearoa ngā āhuatanga e hihiri ai, e ngākaunui ai te kaiako ki tana mahi," te kī mai a Ms Cleaver.

Hei hāpai i tēnei kaupapa kia tokomaha ake ngā kaiako reo Māori, me ērā atu kaupapa he iti nei ngā kaiako - pērā i te pāngarau, te pūtaiao me te hangarau - arā anō ngā kaupapa a te Tāhuhu.

Pērā i:

- Ngā Karahipi me ngā Tahua Ako o TeachNZ. Kua utua ngā utu ā-akoranga mō ngā tauira panoni mahi 80 kia whāia e rātou he tohu kaiako arareo Māori i tēnei tau - me ngā tauira wā kikī kua whiwhi i te $30,000 hei utu tāpui mō ia tau o te akoranga. Kei roto i tēnei e 65 tauira Panoni Mahi mō ngā kura tuatahi me 14 tauira mō te kura tuarua.

- Neke atu i te 70 karahipi kua tukua ki ngā kaiako hou arareo Māori kura tuatahi, kura tuarua hoki i tēnei tau - ka ea ngā utu ā-akoranga, ka tukua hoki he utu tāpui he $10,000 tōna nui mō te akoranga wā kikī.

- E 30 atu anō ngā Karahipi Kupe kua tukua i tēnei tau mō ngā tauira tino pai rawa Maori mai, Pasifika mai hoki - mō ngā kaitono kua tutuki i a rātou tētahi tau kikī mō tētahi tohu kaiako kua whakaaetia.

- Kei te arotakengia i tēnei wā, ngā hua o tētahi whakamātauranga i whakahaeretia hei pupuri i ngā kaiako arareo Māori.

- Kua wātea mai he pūtea mō ngā tūranga whakahoutanga 1000 - hei kaupare atu i ngā taupā kia whakatere ake ai te hokinga o ngā kaiako kua whakangungua kētia ki te akomanga.

- Kua whakawhānuitia te Voluntary Bonding Scheme hei whakahau i ngā kaiako hou kia haere hei kaiako i roto i ngā kura taumata 2 me 3 i Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, ā, puta noa te motu mō ngā kaupapa ako i tohua me ngā kura arareo Māori. Hui katoa e 300 ngā kaiako kua tīmata i te tau 2018 i whai wāhi atu ki tēnei kaupapa.

Mō ētahi atu kōrero mō te kaupapa whakahau kia haere hei kaiako, toro atu ki

https://haereheikaiako.co.nz

https://becomeateacher.co.nz

Mō ētahi atu kōrero īmēra atu ki media@education.govt.nz

New campaign to attract te reo Māori teachers

A new te reo Māori advertisement on TV this week aims to grow the number of additional teachers New Zealand needs, with real stories about what motivates teachers and gives meaning to their work.

In what is a fitting tribute to Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week, this commercial is one of the first to be aired on mainstream TV entirely in te reo Māori, without subtitles.

Ministry of Education Associate Deputy Secretary Pauline Cleaver says the Ministry has taken this approach to underline the importance of our Māori language.

"We really need great teachers to help reach the Government’s goal of ensuring our education workforce can use te reo Māori correctly everyday," she says.

"We now have almost 200,000 students throughout the country learning te reo Māori, with schools increasing access to the subject, and some colleges making it compulsory in the first year. We need more great te reo teachers to meet this demand," she says.

The story is part of our "become a teacher" campaign capturing everyday experiences teachers share with their students, which impart life skills, such as kindness, self-confidence, and resilience - along with academic learning.

The te reo Māori commercial follows a class of students whose favourite teacher is moving to another kura. To show their appreciation and respect, they arrange a surprise and take the school bus to the new kura on her first day. As she is being welcomed, the surprise is revealed when her father calls on her old students - who perform the haka and appeal to her new kura to look after their taonga (treasure).

"We know good teachers make a huge difference to a child’s learning, and the work they do is so very valuable. This campaign aims to share with New Zealanders what motivates teachers and why they are proud to teach," Ms Cleaver says.

To assist in increasing the number of teachers of te reo Māori, and other areas where there is a shortage - such as in the subjects of mathematics, science and the technologies - the Ministry has a range of initiatives.

These include:

- TeachNZ Scholarships and Study Awards. Course fees have been paid for almost 80 career changing trainees to study an approved Māori-medium teacher education qualification this year - with full-time students also receiving an allowance of $30,000 for each year of study. This includes 65 Career Changer trainees at primary level and 14 at secondary level.

- More than 70 scholarships have also been awarded for new Maori-medium trainee teachers at primary and secondary level this year - with the package covering course fees and an allowance of $10,000 over the period of full-time study.

- A further 30 Kupe Scholarships for Maori and Pasifika High Achievers have also been awarded this year - for applicants that have completed at least one full year of an approved teaching qualification.

- The results of a pilot programme to help retention rates of Maori-medium teachers are currently being evaluated.

- Funding has been made available for a total 1000 teacher education refresher places - to remove cost barriers so trained teachers can return to the classroom faster.

- A Voluntary Bonding Scheme has been expanded to encourage new teachers to work in decile 2 and 3 Auckland schools, and nationwide in identified subjects and Māori Medium Kura. A total 300 teachers who started their role in 2018 were eligible for the expanded scheme.

To find out more about the campaign and view the TV ads:

https://becomeateacher.co.nz

https://haereheikaiako.co.nz

For more information email media@education.govt.nz

ENDS


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