Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand a proud finalist at the Ngā Tohu Reo Māori 2018 | National Māori Language Awards 2018


Te Rito Maioha is proud to have been a finalist in the Ngā Tohu Reo Māori 2018 | National Māori Language Awards 2018, held last Friday.  

Kua tawhiti kē to haerenga mai, kia kore e haere tonu

He nui rawa o mahi, kia kore e mahi tonu

You have come too far not to go further, you have done too much not to do more

Ta Himi Henare (Sir James Henare)  

‘We were honoured to be a finalist in the Mātauranga – Whānui | Education – Open award, in recognition of our bicultural kaupapa,’ says Te Rito Maioha Chief Executive, Kathy Wolfe.   

‘While Te Rito Maioha is a mainstream organisation, all our early childhood hōtaka | programmes have a bicultural focus.   

‘We also support our members, students and staff to improve their te reo Māori skills and tikanga knowledge.   

‘It’s our kaupapa and a key reason why people wanting a teaching career in early childhood education in Aotearoa choose to study with us.  

‘With us, students get knowledge and practical experience combined with a deep understanding of Aotearoa’s early learning curriculum, Te Whāriki.  Ultimately, this provides great outcomes for our tamariki mokopuna in te reo me ngā tikanga Māori.’   

For more information about the early childhood hōtaka | programmes that Te Rito Maioha is offering in 2019, go to www.ecnz.ac.nz.     

Te Rito Maioha would like to thank the Māori Language Commission for choosing us as a finalist and also, for a great evening.