Niho Taniwha

A kaupapa Māori PLD journey of connection, challenge, and empowerment.

Ka hihiri ahau, ka whai.

Ka wānanga ahau, ka ako.

Ka haratau ahau, ka mau.

Ka huritao ahau, ka tipu.

Ko ngā tapa o te niho taniwha,

ko ngā tapa o taku whare mātauranga.

Evaluation Associates | Te Huinga Kākākura Mātauranga is excited to be partnering with Dr Melanie Riwai-Couch to provide professional learning on Niho Taniwha. You may have come across Melanie's recently published book and are now keen to engage in some PLD to take your practice further. 

Niho Taniwha supports you to:

  • implement national actions competencies, and expectations

  • address the priority of cultural capability

  • build knowledge and practice around honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi, whānau-school partnerships, te re Māori me ona tikanga, racism in school settings, and ākonga kanorau ā-roro and equity

  • inform your strategic planning

  • transform professional practice

  • celebrate what you've learnt and achieved with others engaging in Niho Taniwha PLD.

What the PLD involves

Niho Taniwha is contextualised to your school, kura, Kāhui Ako, or organisation.

In-depth PLD programme

The PLD is a combination of on-site work with your team, webinars and online courses, and support to enact the promise of Niho Taniwha in action at your place. The PLD programme takes on average 18 months to two years. 
You can access this PLD through Ministry of Education regionally allocated PLD. Our facilitators can support you to prepare an application.

Introductory workshops for your Kāhui Ako or organisation

These one-day workshops are a perfect starting point to explore Niho Taniwha. Our team of skilled facilitators can come to you to work at your place. A great way to focus your teams' learning for teacher only days, associations, conferences and events.

Introductory workshops for school teachers and leaders

Start your Niho Taniwha journey at these events held across the country. This workshop will explore the Niho Taniwha model - a kaupapa Māori inquiry journey - and give you an opportunity to unpack some of the capabilities required to support ākonga Māori to thrive.

Niho Taniwha workshops

Self-paced online programme

Online courses to build knowledge of key concepts underpinning Melanie Riwai-Couch's Niho Taniwha.

Niho Taniwha online programme

Niho Taniwha information pack

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