Summaries of practice:
Ko Taiarahia te maunga
Ko Ohinemataroa te awa
Ko Mataatua te waka
Ko Te Rewarewa te marae
Ko Te Mahurehure te hapū
Ko Tūhoe te iwi
Harata is of Tūhoe descent and a fluent speaker of te reo Māori. Harata’s experience spans over 30 years and has seen her make significant differences in both Māori and English medium schools and kura. Harata works as a kaitakawaenga | education consultant from her home town of Whakatane.
She supports kura and schools in:
- Te Reo me ngā Tikanga Māori
- Mātauranga Māori
- Developing Marau ā-kura
- Assessment for Learning
- NCEA - Standards-based assessment and quality assurance
- Tumuaki mē ngā Poari o ngā Kura
- Governance and Management
Harata’s education experience began as a secondary school teacher. After teaching for 15 years, she became a Māori Education Advisor with School Support Services, School of Education at the University of Waikato and held this role for four years. She was chosen to be the first New Zealand Qualifications Authority School Relationship Manager and spent the next 12 years supporting kura in their understanding of standards-based assessment, quality assurance processes, the accreditation process, and implementation of NCEA. She then went on to set up her own business providing professional learning and development for Kaiako in Māori medium kura and for Kaiako of te reo Māori in kura auraki. Harata holds a Bachelor of Māori Education and Te Tohu Mātauranga Māori.
In her spare time, Harata enjoys travelling, music, concerts, and spending time with her whānau, especially her mokopuna.