max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

09:36am - 12:00pm
Ed Sheeran

Tamariki next wave of reo teachers
Sam Boriboun teaching Māori before creating the student led pilot ©Image supplied

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

 

GARY O'BRIEN INTERVIEW

An Auckland primary school is letting its pupils teach their peers te reo Māori.

It's based on the online Wai Ako or learning songs programme developed by Roimata Smail, which uses music videos to get children and teachers singing basic phrases.

Since it was launched a year ago it has been picked up by more than 2000 children inm schools around Aotearoa, and in June Ms Smail's tane Sam Boriboun tried it out in his Torbay year three classroom - with a twist.

Torbay School principal Gary O'Brien says Mr Boriboun selects children to lead the lessons.

"We give him some time to work with the children so he is able to tutor them into what they are doing but one of the beauties of the Wai Ako programme is it is so simple to implement. The children just need tutoring in how to behave in front of children, how to be clear about instructions, how to relate and make eye contact with children etc," he says.

Mr O'Brien says Wai Ako is a way to overcome some of the barriers to finding enough teaching experience and knowledge to deliver reo into schools.



Follow us on p_facebook & p_twitter

Copyright © 2018, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

Waatea Covid Tiwtter Post (1)-585
LETSLEARN-86
 
'Te Hononga' Urban Māori Stories
Jacinda & Grant protect Landlords but what about Renters?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The enormous help this Government has managed to extend to property speculators and homeowners with a mortgage-free holiday is wonderful and necessary, but where is the aid for Renters?
Learning to live Kia Kaha in a time of Pandemic
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Kia kaha is a Māori phrase used by the people of New Zealand as an affirmation, meaning stay strong.
Pandemic will hit Māori hardest
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I'm glad the Government have rolled out a $12 billion package in response to the pandemic currently sweeping the world.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

09:36am - 12:00pm