Toi ReoTe Reo Māori Deliveries and Initiatives
A synergistic collective of various wānanga, mātauranga and pūkenga
aligned to contribute to a Ngāti Whātua voice, and its vitality.
The Toi Reo team have passionately and carefully been developing an autonomous Bi-Lingual Language suite, from Beginner levels to fluent. In the Western structural lens, 2023 marked our 3rd official year of completion of Toi Reo. However, should I dive into Ancestral Time and wisdom, it tells us that we have been adapting since birth, completing a multiple range of cycles over time, leading us to be here today.
Our vision of success for whānau participating in Toi Reo is not linear. It has never been ‘just’ about language acquisition but is the vision of confident, well-rounded, balanced individuals. We operate in a holistic environment, and the message is clear – our commitment to the whānau is the whole person. However, while we embrace a holistic approach to learning, we recognise there needs to be a balance of consistency, regular connection and presence, which are vital in achieving one's true potential.
We thank you, e te whānau whānui, for your adaptation and contribution to our development.
Ka nui hoki ngā mihi ki ērā i para i tēnei huarahi mō te iwi nei, me āna uri!
Me kōrero Māori ngā uri me ngā kaimahi katoa o Ngāti Whātua ki roto i ngā kāinga, tae atu ki ngā puna reo, kura, wāhi mahi, puta noa ki ngā marae.
He Tau Rehua
Enrollments for He Tau Rehua are now Closed. Please feel free to leave an Expression of Interest for any future initiatives here.
Level 1 (specific to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei)
Facilitator - Moana-Roa Callaghan
- Tuesday's 6pm - 7:30pm
- Hybrid mode of delivery
Te Reo Tūāpapa is a fully functional set of Language tools that are transparent (at all levels); logical, practical and deliberate, and best of all (according to our whānau) transferable and user friendly.
This hōtaka is intended for learners who have zero or minimal command of Te Reo, as an additional language. The person also may know a few words but can’t form sentences or carry on any type of conversation. This hōtaka is also intended for those who have a desire to contribute positively to the vibration of Reo speakers within the Ngāti Whātua isthmus!
Level 2 (specific to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei)
Facilitator - Ropata Pāora
- Tuesdays 6pm - 7:30pm
- Hybrid mode of delivery
Te Reo Tūāuri is a natural extension of Te Reo Tūāpapa. It is intended for learners who have a basic understanding and ability in the use of Te Reo Māori. This person can form basic phrases, pose questions here and there, but are still at a starting point of language learning, tying ‘Things Te Reo’ together and are working on more extensive conversations in the language. This hōtaka is also intended for those who have a desire to contribute positively to the vibration of Reo speakers within the Ngāti Whātua isthmus!
Level 3 (Specific to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei)
Facilitator - Baylee Watene-Kay
- Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm
Te Reo Tuawhiti is intended for whānau who are ready to advance their conversational abilities. It is for learners who have an intermediate-level understanding of, and ability in, the use of, te reo. It encourages individuals to strive for conversational confidence, and creativity using our practical learning style. We can expect to see a natural transition into Rūmaki Reo – Total Emersion to support the emerging respect for Te Reo as an expression of mana tangata, and mana whenua.
Level 4 (specific to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei)
Facilitator - Tukaiora Hepi
- Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm
Nau mai e te tini tangata ki te kaupapa huia kai manawa e kīa nei ko Te Reo Tuakiri. Ki konei tātau ruku ai ki ngā pounamu reo e muramura mai nā. Ko tā te hōtaka reo Tuakiri, he whakapūmau i ngā takohanga reo kua whāngai ki te tauira, ā, he tōtō mai ko te mātauranga kei a ia hei arerō mōna ki te ao tūroa.
Kāti, tērā ia te kōrero e mea ana “ko te reo te kai tuitui i ngā tāparatanga o te iwi”. Tuia rā ēnei whakapapa kōrero kia ita, tākina kia mau, whakamaua kia tīna!
Level 5 (specific to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei)
Facilitator - Tūraukawa Bartlett
- Tuesdays 6pm - 7pm
- Online only
Tūātea o te reo
Maranga mai rā e ngā kiriūka o Te Waitematā, ki Te Reo Tūātea o Ngāti Whātua.
Kia whai tokitoki tātou i te rētōtanga o te reo me kore e riro mai ngā taonga matapopore i waiho mai ai e ō tātou tūpuna. Ko te wawata ia, kia whāngaihia atu ngā taonga ki te kahu o te wai e tū wehi kore ai ngā uri katoa i te au tuke, ānō ko te tūātea o te ngaru. Nā reira, waiho atu nā te pene me te pepa, ka kuhu mai ai me tō arero koi, hei hoa haere mōu.
Kotahi nahenahe te paearu mō te tono mai, arā, me mātua puta tō ihu i Te Tuakiri o te Reo.