This service is a Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) initiative hosted by Kâti Huirapa Runaka ki Puketeraki.
Te Reo Rakatahi i Otago is a Whanau friendly, Marae- based education programme that focuses on educating the students of the greater Otago region in Te Ao Mâori, by providing explanations of the tikanga on the marae, running a variety of different interactive workshops and also offering activities that can be integrated into an area of focus for the school.
There are 4 marae involved with Te Reo Rakatahi; Otakou on the Otago Peninsula, Arai te Uru in Dunedin City, Puketeraki in Karitane through to Moeraki on the East Coast, north of Otepoti.
For schools this is an opportunity to include a distinctively indigenous component into their teaching and learning programme. Activities are tailored to meet learning needs across the curriculum areas. Our tutors are highly skilled and experienced in different areas of Te Ao Mâori, offering a variety of workshops ranging from Mâori weaponry, performing arts, weaving and storytelling, just to name a few, which will incorporate traditional as well as contemporary knowledge. This authentic learning experience usually begins with students actively involved in a powhiri or mihiwhakatau.
Costs per student - $7.00 inc GST (Cost for international students negotiable at the time of booking).
Alex Whitaker, LEOTC Facilitator - Phone (022) 315 4407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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