WE ARE HERE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
KĀURU AS A PROVIDER
Kāuru is a provider of Māori education, specialising in teaching te reo Māori to the education workforce, providing a mana whenua lens over the Wellington and Manawatū regions which contributes significantly to the authenticity of their te reo Māori programmes.
Based in the bilingual town of Ōtaki, Kāuru has an innate ability to combine Māori education, Māori design and Māori ways of thinking to produce localised, contextualised and well-resourced te reo Māori programmes for participants.
MAI I TE KORE KI TE AO MĀRAMA – This kōrero symbolises the very ethos of Kāuru as an organisation and community. In one light it depicts the creation narratives of the Māori from Te Kore (The Void: The realm of potential), to Te Ao Mārama (The realm of enlightenment). These narratives explain the world we see as Māori and is the lens through which Kāuru views all interactions with the world and all living connections
(Te Ao Māori).
Kāuru has a simple philosophy based on a Māori world view. The philosophy commits to ensuring that participants experience a journey of language learning that will have a profound and enduring effect on their teaching practice. The approach to delivery combines a sensitive and positive learning environment that is ideal for Māori and non-Māori alike.
Kāuru has been endorsed by three iwi to deliver Te Ahu o te Reo Māori in their iwi regions. These iwi include:
Ngāti Raukawa te au ki te tonga – Region: Horowhenua, Manawatū and Rangitikei District; and
Te Āti Awa and Ngāti Toa – Region: Kapiti Coast District, Porirua City, Lower Hutt City and Wellington City.
Kaiako – Teacher: Eastern Hutt School, Hutt Valley