He mahi kai takata, he mahi kai hoaka

Tirotiro kau e Pōua mā, e Tāua mā
Ki ngā whakareretanga iho,
A koutou mā kua whakatakoto i te kōhatu
Ko tāku he whakairo kia puta mai te pounamu
Kia puta ai ngā hua hei oranga tinana, oranga wairua,
O ā tātou tamariki/ mokopuna

The Hōaka Pounamu: Bilingual and Immersion Teaching endorsement aims to develop high-quality graduates who will promote leadership and raise the knowledge of te reo Māori in bilingual, immersion and mainstream settings. Hōaka Pounamu is designed to extend teachers on the use of te reo Māori in the classroom.

This programme is ideal for early childhood, primary and secondary teachers who are teaching te reo Māori in mainstream, bilingual and immersion settings and want to gain a postgraduate qualification whilst upskilling their te reo Māori and teaching skills. Applicants may be Māori teachers, teachers of te reo Māori, teachers responsible for Māori in schools, Resource Teachers of Māori, or Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour who work with Māori children and/or families. The programme is designed for but not restricted to practising teachers.

  • EDEM 649 Te Tiriti o Waitangi i te Ao Matauranga
  • EDEM 656 Tïkanga and Rautaki Whakaako Reo
  • EDEM 657 Whakaora Reo-Language Revitalisation
  • EDEM 658 Matauranga Māori Hei Marautanga

More information

For more information download our Hōaka Pounamu brochure or contact the Hōaka Pounamu: Bilingual and Immersion Coordinator:

Te Hurinui Clarke

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Head of School Programme Coordinator: Hoaka Pounamu
Rehua 503
Internal Phone: 93795