Education Projects

Te Pukeiti Early Childhood Centre

Kaupapa
The philosophy of Te Pukeiti (TPECC) is to foster and nurture the current and evolving needs of Maniapoto whānau. A holistic methodology towards care and education must come from a whānau approach. Maniapoto descendants and other iwi whānau residing in the area will attain knowledge of our rohe, its dialect and protocols. Māori success in education is New Zealand’s success.

Programme Components
There are five key programme components to Te Pukeiti services:

  • Te Taiao (The Natural Environment)
  • Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho (Celestial Gifts to Maniapoto)
  • Whānau Ora (Happy and Healthy Whānau)
  • Whanaungatanga (Communication and Relationships)
  • He Anga Whakamua (Planning, Goal Setting and Moving Forward

2018-2019 Milestones

Partner and co-invest with those who are aligned with our shared strategic intent and aspirations:

  • Co-invested with Ministry of Education Waikato Regional Office and other Tainui iwi in quarterly hui to progress Iwi Mātauranga Māori aspirations
  • Partnered with Ministry of Education Waikato Regional Office and other Tainui Iwi to co-design the Tainui Tūwharetoa Iwi Priorities document and the Tainui Toikuranui funding programme
  • Partnering with Maniapoto K`hui Aho to strengthen the relationships between schools and their local marae by recognising mana whenua and their voice as the source for local identity and to strengthen culturally responsive teaching practices in Maniapoto CE and schools

2017-2018 Milestones

  • Placed 40 tamariki into quality ECE services
  • Working with 40 whānau and MOE to improve literacy with their tamariki i yrs 1 to 8 at Primary School.
  • Active participation in Waitomo and Otorohanga Kahui Ako (Communities of Learning.)
  • 42 Full time at Te Pukeiti Early Childhood Cantre (TPECC)
  • Te Rangai Kahui Aho Maniapoto report on Māori medium in education settings.

2016-17 Milestones

  • 4 whānau events including Matariki mid-year disco, Halloween disco, whānau kaitahi and end of year Christmas whānau kaitahi
  • 5 successful fundraising events
  • Placed 40 Earlyhood Child Eductation aged tamariki in a quality ECE service and improved NCEA Level 2 outcomes for 80 rangatahi  in partnership with 2 Maniapoto agencies
  • Increased number of fulltime tamariki place at TPECC to 53

2015-16 Milestones

  • Completed Ngā Tamariki o Rereahu kaupapa workshop
  • 90% achievement of planned improvement targets for TPECC

Past TPECC Events

Te Io Wānanga
In 2014, tamariki and whānau worked hard to celebrate our tūpuna, creating their own costumes that would describe the tamariki of Rereahu  – Te Ihingārangi, Maniapoto, Matakore, Tuwhakahekeao, Tūrongotapuarau, Te Io Wānanga, Kinohaku, Te Rongorito, Kahuariari.

These costumes showed the gift that each tūpuna held and shared. The celebrations were well received by whānau followed by a Kai-Hakari (feast).

The feedback received by attendees was all positive, and greatly appreciated the opportunity to learn about their tūpuna and be able to pass it on to future generations. Parents and whānau were so proud of their tamariki and the confidence this event gave to all of the children.

The day was a success and a great way to celebrate our tupuna Te Io Wānanga.

Haerenga ki te Maunga ō Ruapehu
With the help of all staff and whānau members, the tamariki of NPoM were able to take a trip to Mount Ruapehu. A total of 101 whānau attended the haerenga in September 2014.

During the trip, teachers gaged conversations about the maunga and the significance of the area. This was a great whānau event celebrating the precious taonga we have in our backyard.

2018-2019 Highlights

  • Rangatahi Wānanga: He kowharawhara 2019 held at Napinapi Marae
  • 52 full-time tamariki enrolled at Te Pukeiti Early Childhood Centre (TPECC)
  • Development of Co-Design approach to explore and identify the best way possible delivering services to Maniapoto through Maniapoto Treaty Settlement Negotiations.
  • 6 Video updates / Live Q&A
  • 2 Iwi Surveys

2017-2018 Highlights

  • Improved NCEA Level 2 outcomes for 80 rangatahi in partnership with:
    • 2 Maniapoto agencies
    • 4 Whānau events including Matariki mid year disco Halloween disco, whānau kaitahi and Christmas whānau kaitahi.
  • Publication of the series “Naa Te Roopu Tautoko i te Maatauranga ngaa tihinga” booklets (written by the members of Matauranga Advisory Group, on behlaf of the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board) is underway.

2016-17 Highlights

  • Supported Waikato Tainui in the development of 12-day Turongo me Mahingaarangi leaders by design summit to promote innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Active participation in Waitomo and Otorohanga Community of Learning

2015-16 Highlights

  • Progressed 1 curriculum development initiative – Poutautoko role pilot for working in schools
  • Partnered with 2 Maniapoto agencies to place 20 ECE aged tamariki in a quality ECE service and improve the NCEA Level 2 outcomes for 20 rangatahi

Maniapoto Education Strategy – Waikahika

Waikahika Key messages

Appropriate education opportunities
Support Marae history wānanga
Maniapoto mentoring programme
Maniapoto curriculum
Broker relationships with education providers and whānau
Compulsory te reo in schools
Kaumātua in schools teaching history
Build strategic relationships – Crown/Iwi
Set up a Maniapoto education authority
More Maori teachers
Early childhood is important let’s get it right

View Education Strategy

Kawa Whanaungatanga

The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board signed a Kawa (agreement) with the Ministry of Education in May 2015 that will improve the nature and quality of the existing and future relationship between Maniapoto and the Ministry. It acknowledges Māori achieving education success as Māori. Identity, language and culture are essential building blocks in a platform for education success. In a Maori context iwi are the repositories and experts in these areas.

The Kawa is a 2 year contract covering milestones such as – Early Childhood participation, Improving numeracy & literacy, whānau education action plans, Kaumātua / Kuia participation in schools, Māori resource development and increasing NCEA level 2 attainment