Raukawa Cultural Kete
Tokoroa Kāhui Ako have developed a partnership with Raukawa to develop a Cultural Kete that schools can use as a framework for teaching and learning te reo me nga tikanga o Māori.
The Raukawa cultural kete has been broken into 4 Kete (stages).
We begin with Kete 1: Whainga Matua - our non-negotiables, with the hope and goal that all our schools and centres will have this implemented in their space.
It is the stepping stone and foundation where our Kāhui Ako tamariki, no matter where they go, will be connected through this learning.
Here, you will find resources targeted at a beginner's level to te ao Māori. Resources have been created for different aspects of te ao Māori, including:
Raukawa local stories including Inquiry approach Lesson Plans
Te Reo Māori including both kupu and values.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Louis Armstrong and his team for spending time to invest into our tamariki.
Nga mihi tino nui kia koe, e hoa.
PDF links attached for Pepeha, Karakia, Waiata and Raukawa Readers.
QR codes linked to display resources for audio.
Video links for some waiata and karakia.
Inquiry guided lesson attached for each Raukawa Reader.
kete 1: Whainga matua
Vision: We want all our community* to have a strong cultural identity.
Purpose: Through strong cultural identity, equip our tamariki with the capabilities for global success.
*Community; whanau, iwi, tamariki, hapu.
Sharing our pepeha allows others the opportunity to get to know who we are and where we come from. As a part of the Raukawa Cultural Kete, knowing the pepeha from our communities helps others to associate that we are from Tokoroa.
Tokoroa Kāhui Ako have created this resource to help you to teach the pepeha from our rohe Tokoroa and our iwi Raukawa.
Knowing our waiata allows others the opportunity to get to know some of the history of who we are and where we come from. As a part of the Raukawa Cultural Kete, knowing the same waiata as a community will enable us to stand together and connect as one.
Tokoroa Kāhui Ako have created this resource to help you to teach the waiata from our rohe Tokoroa and our iwi Raukawa.
Purakau: Raukawa Readers
Ngā Pakiwaitara a Raukawa is a series of bilingual stories completed between 2014 and 2017. The stories are intended for a wide range of age groups from pre-school and primary to secondary school years. The reo Māori stories are a helpful resource for uri, whānau and community members who are learning the Māori language or wish to have reo Māori resources available for home, work or school. The books contain valuable information about Raukawa iwi whakapapa, tupuna names and historical accounts including significant sites still seen throughout the lands within the Raukawa tribal boundary.
The stories of our past are brought to life through illustration and easy to follow story lines. The stories of our ancestors open a doorway to the lives and the culture of yesteryear and they give the reader a greater depth of Raukawa cultural understanding and connection.
whakataka te hau
This karakia is said to calm unsettled nerves. It can be used either at the beginning of a day or session where one may feel nervous or unsettled. Said in unity, this karakia is powerful and brings people together.