Te Ara Whakamana News

  • Positive Restorying – He Timatanga Hou

    ‘An opportunity for a fresh start’By Nigel Marshall When a person has behaved in ways that cause injury, discomfort, or disruption they often become ‘storied’. By this we mean that negative information is shared about that person that explains their behaviour as an integral part of who they are, rather than just talking about ‘what […] Read more

  • Horses Helping Humans, Hōiho Hāpai Hapori teaching valuable skills

    Horses Helping Humans, Hōiho Hāpai Hapori teaching valuable skills

    Horses Helping Humans Taranaki, Hōiho Hāpai Hapori is a licensee of the Horses Helping Humans programme developed by Sue Spence in 2006. Lead facilitator Laura Menzies says the programme uses a trauma-informed approach to teach body awareness by pairing a young person with a facilitator and a horse. “By interacting with the horse, young people […] Read more

  • Te Ara Whakamana: Mana Enhancement MoE Evaluation Released

    We are pleased to be able to share with you the recently released Ministry of Education Kaupapa Māori evaluation of Te Ara Whakamana: Mana Enhancement, presented by Aatea Solutions, Te Wairoa. The evaluation centres around four key themes: The executive summary and the full evaluation are available on the Education Counts website:  https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/schooling/te-ara-whakamana-mana-enhancement-evaluation Read more

  • St Joseph’s School Mana Wall – Wairoa Star

    St Joseph’s School Mana Wall – Wairoa Star

    St Joseph’s School Mana Wall – Wairoa Star St Joseph’s School in Wairoa, shared their Te Ara Whakamana mana wall with schools in the region, as part of an across-school sharing day. Read more

  • Randwick School – Hutt News

    Randwick School – Hutt News

    School using kaupapa Māori to enhance mana of its students Narratives, gods and metaphors from the Māori creation story are being used to enhance the emotional literacy and mana of schoolkids. “It’s so much bigger than just a programme. Mana enhancement has become our everything, really – it’s become our curriculum,” says Randwick School principal […] Read more