A Māori and wānanga specific approach has been developed to ensure Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
Is well prepared for the External Evaluation and Review (EER), which takes place later this year.
This approach is called Māhuri Totara and a demonstration of its concept can be seen in the accompanying video: https://twoa.sharepoint.com/sites/teams/EER/Pages/Home.aspx
Māhuri Tōtara starts on September 12 at Te Puna Mātauranga, after which the NZQA panel will branch out into the Takiwā to review the selected focus areas.
The focus areas and sites are;
- NZ Certificate in English Language L1 – DynaSpeak Queen Street, Auckland
- NZ Certificate in English Language L2 – DynaSpeak Queen Street, Auckland
- Certificate in Money Management - Tauranga
- Certificate in Tū Taua - Papaiōea
- Certificate in Waka Ama - Mangakōtukutuku
- Diploma in Māori Governance and Leadership - Rotorua
- Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga ki te reo Kairangi - Māngere
- Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) - Rotorua
- He Waka Hiringa - Mangakōtukutuku
- Governance and Management structure of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa – Te Puna Mātauranga
Additional programmes may be added in the next month, in which case, all relevant kaimahi will be notified.
The NZQA panel which will be conducting this review has also been confirmed;
- Laurie Porima (Lead Evaluator) Independent evaluator
- Pani Bird (panel member) NZQA evaluator
- Roxanne Smith (panel member) Independent evaluator
- Ben Ngaia (panel member) Independent evaluator
- Dr Tabitha McKenzie (panel member) Independent evaluator
- Will Workman (panel member) Independent evaluator
- Prof Poia Rewi (Kaitiaki) Independent
- Ngaringi Katipa (reo Māori writer) NZQA
- Angela Karini (THoTK Advisor) NZQA
The Māori framework within which we will be reviewed is Te Hono o Te Kahurangi and a sound understanding of the framework can be found at: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/maori/te-hono-o-te-kahurangi/
Māhuri Tōtara affects all kaimahi within Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. The Tātari Kounga team, led by Rodney Young, is visiting certain areas of the Takiwā to talk to as many kaimahi as possible to raise awareness of this process. If the team is in your area, please come along.
A dedicated Māhuri Tōtara page has been set up on Te Kōpua. It has a the Māhuri Tōtara Roadshow dates and venues along with more information about the process.
To ensure a positive outcome it is essential that we nurture the māhuri tōtara to enable us to reach our full potential and to grow tall and strong.