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Goal Two: Whakamana - Kahungunu Ethics (Axiology)


● Values Ngāti Kahungunu knowledge, pedagogy and content while also
celebrating such unique understandings;


● Empowers Ngāti Kahungunu people and advances their holistic wellbeing;


● Celebrates Ngāti Kahungunu diversity through the sharing of cultural
knowledge, cultural practices, local histories and traditional stories;


● Provides multiple levels and layers of engagement

 

Level 1   Ngāti Kahungunu cultural knowledge, stories and          

             traditions, and whānau expectations and aspirations for

             Māori children are acknowledged by our educational

             institutions;

Level 2   Local Ngāti Kahungunu (taiwhenua, hapū, marae and

             whānau) cultural knowledge, stories and traditions, and

             whānau expectations and aspirations for Māori children

             in education are starting to be recognised by the

             education system and practiced; and

Level 3   Local Ngāti Kahungunu (taiwhenua, hapū, marae and

             whānau) cultural knowledge, stories and traditions, and

             whānau expectations and aspirations for Māori children

             are embedded in the everyday practice of teachers in all

             of our local educational institutions.

 

 

The Ngāti Kahungunu Education Strategy

Te Tōpuni Tauwhāinga

 

 

Whakamana affirms the necessity of;

 

  • leveraging the strength of mana whenua status to empower whānau, hapū and

communities further, thus transforming into confident, resilient and connected
people of Kahungunu;

 

  • Recognising cultural knowledge, cultural practices, local histories and traditional

stories of mana whenua, further demonstrating the diversity of Ngāti Kahungunu;

 

  • Integrating Ngāti Kahungunu cultural knowledge, cultural practices, local histories

and traditional stories into and across the curricula of all of our educational
institutions;

 

  • supporting the importance, relevance and notion of Kahungunu place-based

education to meet the expectations and aspirations of hapori, Taiwhenua, hapū,
marae, whānau and individuals.