Te Reo Maioha is a Maori language school managed by New South Wales Maori School of Learning Inc (Te Kura Akoranga Maori o NSW). It is a not for profit organisation established on 29th November, 2005.
Te Reo Maioha language school teaches the Te Ataarangi method. This is total immersion with classes being taught entirely in Te reo. It uses all forms of communication from speaking, listening, waiata, karakia, sign language, roleplay and the use of coloured Cuisenaire rods as a learning tool in order for the student to retain and memorise what is being taught.
It has been used with great success for over 25 years in Aotearoa. It does not rely on the formal methods of the mainstream education system. The emphasis is on oral rather than written learning.
Te Kura Akoranga Maori o NSW Kaupapa
Te Kura Akoranga Maori o NSW (NSW Maori School of Learning Inc) aspires to effectively contribute to the development of our community. Our vision is to equip our people with the necessary skills to contribute effectively to Maori development in NSW.
We aim to:
• Encourage our people to work together as a community;
• Strengthen ourselves through knowing ourselves;
• Build pride and mana within ourselves;
• Establish and nurture relationships with the tangata whenua of this land.
We aim to provide a supportive and nurturing environment where people can learn Te Reo Maori and tikanga. We welcome anyone, Maori or non-Maori, who is genuinely interested in learning about our culture and is prepared to respect tikanga Maori.
In doing this we understand and acknowledge the importance of returning to Aotearoa to continue on the path of discovery and learning and to strengthen and maintain ties with our whanau, hapu and iwi.
"Hoki atu ki to maunga kia purea koe e nga hau a Tawhirimatea" "Return to your mountain that you may be cleansed by the winds of Tawhirimatea."