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Te Roopu Tautoko

  • Key Content

    This video describes the establishment of the Roopu Tautoko (support group) at Kerikeri High School and how the group operates. The Roopu Tautoko was set up to support Māori immersion students’ transition into English medium. It now has become a ‘shining part of our school’.

    Open to all students, it operates vertically for all students who want to be nurtured in kaupapa Māori and tikanga. In smaller groups or ‘hapū’, older students learn to take on an important mentor (tuakana) role for younger students (teina) operating from core Māori values such as manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, wairuatanga, awhi and mahi tahi, with the tikanga of Ngāti Rehia providing the foundation upon which relationships develop.

  • Things to Think About

    Conversation framework for those new to Kia Eke Panuku:

    1. How does your school provide formalised cultural support in response to Māori students?
    2. How do you know how successful you are (that is, what evidence do you collect to understand how well your initiatives are working and what is the evidence telling you)?
    3. This video clip raises the notion of interdependence within shared roles and responsibilities of staff and students. Share and discuss your understanding of the key differences between independent learning and interdependent learning relationships?

    Conversation Framework for Kia Eke Panuku schools:

    1. What questions does Kerikeri High School’s response to support Māori students raise for your school?
    2. What in the video clip confirms or extends what you already know and understand about effective pedagogy for Māori students?
    3. In the video, Principal Elizabeth Forgie states that ‘Māori achieving success as Māori, and being happy, fulfilled and proud in the school context, and Pākehā students getting involved in Te Roopu Tautoko, Kapa Haka and being able to proudly celebrate our biculturalism in New Zealand…we are seeing a huge ‘sea change’. What is the nature of that ‘sea change’? How is your school beginning to see such change, as a result of your involvement in Kia Eke Panuku? Why or why not?

    Conversation Framework for Kia Eke Panuku Strategic Change Leadership teams:

    1. As a member of the Strategic Change Leadership team, what are the key questions raised and the key messages that you can take from this video clip?
    2. Thinking about culturally responsive and relational pedagogy and the notion of spread highlighted in the ‘spotlight’ diagram, what structures, processes or practices in your school reflect what Te Roopu Tautoko is doing to address Māori student achievement?
    3. Who else in your school community might use this resource and how would you suggest that they use it in order to create opportunities for transformative praxis?