Tahia te Ara: Decolonising Practice

Ann Milne Study Scholarships: ‘Identifying our White Spaces’

MENZA offered five $900 scholarships to cover the full registration costs of Ann Milne’s online Course 1: ‘Identifying our White Spaces’.  This course was for anyone working in education settings who aspires to make real change for indigenous and minoritised learners.  This course is about developing critical and culturally sustaining thinking beginning with how to identify ‘white’ spaces and helping teachers begin to decolonise their practice.  Study was completed between April 1st and July 30th 2021.  The course was about 50 hours of total learning time over the four months.  These applicants studied self-directed online with some additional MENZA support networking opportunities.  It provided opportunities to come together with others doing the course and to reflect on the learning in the context of music education in Aotearoa New Zealand.  See here for more information https://www.annmilne.co.nz/online.

The selected candidates are listed below.

Rachel France: Kilbirnie School, Primary Music (Wellington)

Justine Pierre: Tokomairiro High School/OOH Music, Secondary and Primary Music (Dunedin)

Hanafi Machirus: Hagley Community College, Forte Itinerant Music (Christchurch)

Cath McGlinchey: Kerikeri High School, Secondary Music (Northland)

Victoria Thompson: Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu, Secondary Music (Auckland)

Scholarship Facilitation

The MENZA support networking opportunities as part of this scholarship was facilitated by Priya Gain, contact priya.menza@gmail.com

Next MENZA supported cultural competency workshop coming up

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Cultural Competency Workshops

If you are a MENZA member keen to do an introductory te reo Māori or cultural competency workshop please get in touch by emailing priya.menza@gmail.com  We are currently looking for regional providers to support this kaupapa and would love to hear from you!