Māori Education Grant recipients 2017

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The CORE Māori Education Grants committee had the pleasure of awarding funding to support the following applicants in 2017:

Jayne Ferguson on behalf of Nikora Wade

Rotorua Boys’ High School

CORE has awarded funding to support Nikora Wade’s participation in the Youth ANZAAS (Australia and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science) 2017


Patricia Simeon

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumarere 

CORE has awarded funding to purchase stream kits to assist TKKM o Taumarere, with exploring the potential of what it is to be a scientist within te ao Māori through concepts of kaitiakitanga and whanaungatanga.


Tania Hunter

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Māngātuna

CORE has provided funding to TKKM o Māngātuna to host a week of summer activities which may include: navigation, waka ama, kayaking, poi making, movie making, hangi, eeling, sleeping under the stars – confidence stayover, poi toa competition, digital orienteering, manu aute workshop, panipani making - Kawakawa Rongoa. This will culminate in a week long celebration to unite local kura, whānau and the community.


Dawn Sullivan

Whangaparaoa College

CORE has awarded Whangaparaoa College funding towards the establishment of a māra kai. This will be planted with flax and traditional Māori medicinal plants and medicine to gain an insight into pre-European gardening traditions. 


Ngātai Walker

Puketapu School

Puketapu School have been awarded funding to support their EOTC - Ngā Tapuwae - mapping the footsteps of our Tipuna in the Puketapu rohe. Students along with local kaumatua will curate and map their cultural narratives in the Puketapu roha through video and Google Maps. 


Michaelene Nu'u

Aka Aka School 

Aka Aka School have been awarded funding for their students to have access to the materials and devices needed to support their learning in STEAM education. This will support students levels of engagement and enjoyment of learning increase and their achievement outcomes improve across the curriculum.


Makaira Waugh

Te Ara Whānui Kura Kaupapa Māori o ngā Kōhanga Reo o Te Awakairangi 

Support for the creation and installation of a Māra Puoro (sound garden), a collection of outdoor musical instruments at Te Ara Whānui Kura Kaupapa Māori o ngā Kōhanga Reo o Te Awa Kairangi.