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HOW CAN MANA TIAKI ASSIST PARENTS TO IMPROVE THE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES FOR THEIR TAMARIKI ?

By empowering them to be more active participants with their school, as partners in their child's education.

By working with parents prior to consultation with the school, to show how to interpret information given by the school and the implications for their child.

By giving parents an idea of the sorts of things that schools could be doing to address the cultural needs of the Māori learner.

By giving parents ideas of how to better fulfil the role they play as a partner, with the school, in their child's learning.

By empowering parents to be equipped to fill potential roles as Boards of Trustee members in their schools and to recognise the importance of having Māori perspective at the decision making level of governance in schools.

By keeping Māori parents abreast of curriculum trends in NZ and the implications of those in their child's learning.

By supporting individual families with any educational , behavioural issues that may arise with their child and the school.

HOW CAN MANA TIAKI ASSIST SCHOOLS TO IMPROVE THE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES FOR ITS MĀORI STUDENTS ?

By helping Boards of Trustees to develop an increasing awareness of the Māori learner in the schools and the obligations the schools have to these students under their obligations to the Treaty of Waitangi.

By helping Boards of Trustees to develop a working partnership with their Māori community and to assist in bringing the groups together in a productive way.

By assisting schools with the implementation of Māori perspective across the curriculum by providing resources and personnel from within Mana Tiaki's own resources.

By supporting the Māori community to facilitate better with Boards of Trustees with the common goal of improving the educational outcomes for Māori students.

By providing kapahaka learning opportunities through Nga Taitamariki for schools who have difficulties finding personnel to teach kapahaka in their own schools.

By helping to raise the profile of Tikanga Māori in schools so that all students build a greater understanding and acceptance of the culture.

HOW CAN MANA TIAKI ASSIST MĀORI FAMILIES AS A COMMUNITY NETWORK ?

By helping each other with the pastoral care of our tamariki in a whanau environment.

To assist with out of school care, pick ups and drop offs to school etc.

By utilising each others professional and technical strengths to teach and grow other members of whanau.

By utilising each others professional and technical strengths to fulfil the needs of Mana Tiaki as a collective group.

By providing opportunities for our tamariki and their families to meet and interact together in a social environment that nurtures the relationships within the group.

By providing a whanau support group in times of need - the group seeks to fill the role that whanau would normally play in our own tribal areas.

By providing opportunities to strengthen cultural and Te Reo understanding and knowledge.

By highlighting and celebrating the successes of individuals and the tamariki within Mana Tiaki.

By seeking out funding that will enable Mana Tiaki to provide assistance with furthering educational opportunities for our tamariki who need financial assistance.

WHAT ARE THE CORE VALUES OF MANA TIAKI

Inclusive : To be an inclusive whanau that welcomes and values all those who uphold and support the kaupapa of our roopu.

Tikanga : To promote the values of aroha, manaakitanga, whakawhanaungatanga and kotahitanga within the whanau through our practices and procedures.

Empowerment : To provide opportunities for whanau to be empowered through the responsibilities of the Mana Tiaki organisation and its projects.

Responsibility : That as a community whanau roopu the group is responsive to the changing needs of the Maori community and to the wider community with regards to Maori issues.That we have a responsibility to take a leadership role in promoting Te Ao Maori in our wider community.

Kaupapa Maori : That we are whanau that upholds kaupapa Maori and tikanga to the forefront of our practices and of our interactions with each other and with the community.