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Wānanga Puoro with Makaira Waugh

August 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sector: Primary / Intermediate
Where: Te Kura Kaupapa Māori of Te Wānaga Whare Tapere o Takitimu, Heretaunga
Cost: Free for kura and schools with a MENZA membership, first year teachers and those currently enrolled in an education degree, or $30 plus GST for non-members.
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Papamahi Puoro mā ngā kaiako Māori

Music and dance hold great potential for learning, expression and empowerment for our tamariki, but often kaiako feel they don’t have the skills, methods or time to teach these subjects. 

As music specialist kaiako at Te Ara Whānui Kura Kaupapa Māori o ngā Kōhanga Reo o Te Awakairangi I have experienced wonderful success in creating avenues for our ākonga to express themselves through music and dance, resulting in powerful learning and personal growth. Hauora is a key component of this mahi, as students learn how to manage their oranga hinengaro, wairua & whānau to explore and sustain their creativity.

I am passionate about sharing these teaching approaches with other kaiako so that more of our tamariki can access the benefits of child-centred music education, and I am organising PD workshops for kaiako in 2019. These are open to any kaiako who are interested in bringing more music and movement into their classroom, regardless of prior knowledge. They are hands-on, interactive papamahi delivered in te reo where kaiako can:

  • Pick up some new practical activities for exploring music in the classroom
  • Experience ways to incorporate creative dance into a kaupapa
  • Use the power of language to create waiata relating to various topics
  • Create your own musical conversation using percussion instruments

For more about this work please check out the short video featured in this UNICEF article about our kura, and take a leisurely stroll through the Te Ara Whānui sound garden blog, where you can see the taonga I created for my students (painted and decorated by them), and footage of them performing their own musical creations (eg Y5 kōtiro waiata & pao ā ringa). The new Te Ara Whānui sound garden will be opening this term to give our ākonga free access to music making in their own time, very exciting! 


Some feedback on previous workshops can be seen here: Feedback from kaiako



August 10, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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