Te Tapuae o Rēhua Partnership

Mau ki te Ako group learning about pounamu

Te Tapuae o Rēhua is the consortium through which Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and its tertiary partners work together to achieve Māori success. Mau ki te Ako (hold fast to learning), is the name which represents our partnership to support culturally responsive practices through PLD.

Mau ki te Ako

In 2012 Te Tapuae o Rēhua brought together UC Education Plus and UO Education Support Services under the umbrella of Mau ki te Ako to deliver Ministry contracts across NZ Aotearoa. The aim of the project was to improve teaching and learning and accelerate achievement for all – particularly Māori, Pasifika, English language learners and those with special education needs.

In 2017, with the move to a new model for PLD delivery, the partnership continues to support culturally responsive practices. The focus now being the delivery of centrally funded PLD in literacy/te reo matatini, numeracy/pāngarau, science/pūtaiao and digital technologies/ao hangarau.

The Kaiwhiri Mātauranga ā Iwi, the Ngāi Tahu iwi adviser, works with facilitators to develop their culturally responsive skills and to support their work in kura. Each year all facilitators and staff visit one of the 18 Ngāi Tahu papatipu marae to report on their work, listen to feedback and learn local stories and histories from the haukāinga.

Visit the Mau ki te Ako website.

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