Niho Taniwha online programme

Improving teaching and learning for ākonga Māori

Your Niho Taniwha haerenga

Are you ready to take the next steps in your Niho Taniwha cultural capability haerenga (journey)?

Join a group of like-minded educators who want to take the next steps in connecting, challenging, and empowering themselves and their colleagues to improve their practice.

The six modules apply the matauranga within Niho Taniwha to improve teaching and learning outcomes for ākonga Māori. You will have the opportunity to:

  • unpack these contexts

  • be supported by one of our Niho Taniwha facilitators

  • make connections with what you might already know, and

  • engage in new learning.

Niho Taniwha aligns the head and heart for improved actions to occur. Do this, while working through a blended professional learning experience that you can fit in around your other commitments.

What to expect

  • A supportive community of like-minded educators - no more than 12 people in a group.

  • A mix of self-paced courses and interactive Zoom hui

  • Learning designed using the Niho Taniwha kaupapa - you won't just be learning about Niho Taniwha, you will experience whai, ako, mau, and tipu in action!

  • Deepening your knowledge of Dr Melanie Riwai-Couch's Niho Taniwha - taking what you've learned from the book and any introductory professional learning you've probably already done, one step further.

  • Time to work through the learning - each group works through the online programme over three terms

  • Time to reflect, celebrate, and put your new learning into action.

The six modules focus on: 

  • Honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi 

Identify why and how Te Tiriti o Waitangi is essential for equity in Aotearoa | New Zealand 

  • Developing cultural competence 

Reflect on the ways in which Tātaiako is currently enacted within your setting and ways in which this can be enhanced. 

  • Addressing racism in our schools 

Define racism, critical consciousness, privilege and deficit theorising as important concepts related to addressing racism in school settings. 

  • Te reo me ōna tikanga Māori 

Understand the ways in which correct pronunciation and visible signs of te reo me ōna tikanga Māori are integral to Māori achievement.  

  • Whanaungatanga and whānau – school partnerships 

Know what positive relationships look like and how to strengthen them. 

  • Kanorautanga (diversity and individuality)

Identify key principles for ākonga kanorau (diverse) and the implications of this for practice.

What is the difference between the introductory workshop and the online programme? 

While the one-day workshop can be a great way to start your journey within this kaupapa, the blended online modules allow you to go deeper. The Niho Taniwha modules are curated so that you can analyse each context in relation to your own setting and practice.

Over the course duration, there will be designated times to meet with a member of our Niho Taniwha team and others who are also engaged in the journey. Supporting each other as you go through this learning process is a key element of what success looks like.  

Niho Taniwha supports you to:

  • honour the kaupapa with tika, pono and aroha 

  • know better to do better 

  • stand close together  

  • lift where you stand 

Your investment

This programme is $997 + GST per person. Discounts of 10% apply to three or more from the same school or kura.

Who is this for?

School teachers and leaders. 

To maximise learning for all participants, numbers are limited for each course. Please register promptly to secure your team's place on this PLD. 

Starts 2 May 2024 - SOLD OUT

Cohort 1 - Term two

Time: 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Dates: Session one: 2 May, Session two: 16 May, Session three: 3 July, Session four: 15 August, Session five: 5 December

Starts 25 July 2024 - SOLD OUT

Cohort 2a - Term three

Time: 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Dates: Session one: 25 July, Session two: 8 August, Session three: 26 September, Session four: 14 November, Session five: 10 April 2025

Starts 25 July 2024 - SOLD OUT

Cohort 2b - Term three

Time: 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Dates: Session one: 25 July, Session two: 15 August, Session three: 26 September, Session four: 14 November, Session five: 10 April 2025

Starts 17 October 2024

Cohort 3 - Term four

Time: 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Dates: Session one: 17 October, Session two: 7 November, Session three: 12 December, Session four: 27 February 2025, Session five: 3 July 2025