Bicultural Focus

Tikanga a-rua

We are a bicultural organisation, practicing tikanga and embedding te reo Maori into our daily mahi
 

We have adopted an innovative way of working that enhances and celebrates the importance and uniqueness of New Zealand's bicultural heritage.

Maori concepts and tikanga are woven throughout our programmes and are combined with the best in international ECE research and practice.

Maori teaching staff lead the delivery of the bicultural components of our programmes.  Each teaching base has kaumatua and kuia who advise on protocol and enhance the understanding of te ao Maori.  Teaching bases reflect the particular kawa of their region and undertake practices in accordance with mana whenua.

The governance of Te Rito Maioha is supported by a National Kaumatua and Kaiwhakaheare, and positions are reserved for Maori membership.