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Tuahiwi School

Region: Canterbury

Art form: Raranga/weaving-toi Māori 

Project name: Aroha ki te Tangata, te Tuahiwi ki te Whai Ao

Creative name: Lisa Harding

Project information: Te Kura o Tuahiwi is a bilingual school based in Tuahiwi, North Canterbury. The vision of the school is 'Aroha ki te Tangata, te Tuahiwi ki te Whai Ao' - Respect: the foundation for success. Through the art form of raranga/weaving we hope to work with ākonga to create a piece that represents the vision of Tuahiwi. This project will support our tamariki to better understand their culture and identity through traditional toi Māori. Tamariki will need to plan and research to develop their ideas in relation to our school vision. They will work in kotahitanga while respectfully demonstrating their abilities to clearly express their own ideas and listen to others. Whanaungatanga will be a key concept to this project and learning about each other, our community, and the vision of Te Kura o Tuahiwi. We will monitor and measure the success and outcomes of this project through a narrative approach using Linc Ed, the online tool. Te reo Māori me āna tikanga is a part of everyday life at Tuahiwi, this project will add another dimension for ākonga. They will live and breath traditional practices that their ancestors experienced, strengthening identity and developing shared cultural understanding.

Project status: In progress

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