Registration for term 4 is now open
Term 4 dates
For whānau living in Ōpōtiki or who are from Whakatōhea - Classes will run from 8th November - 13 December.
Forl all other whānau - 17 October to 28 November: Tuesday class - 9.45am - 11am
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The wānanga is developed and facilitated by Hana Tuwhare (Ngāpuhi), a Community Activator for Talking Matters. Hana combines her knowledge of second language learning, te reo Māori and speech-language therapy skills to share a kaupapa that supports whānau to grow reo in the kāinga.
Talking Matters is a kaupapa building rich language environments for pēpi in the first 1000 days. We partner with whānau, communities, ECEs, and iwi to grow confident, competent and creative communicators who are strong in their culture and identity.
The Talking Matters kaupapa for whānau was originally developed alongside whānau and community workers who have diverse cultures and languages and were connected with the Glen Innes Family Center in Tāmaki Makaurau.
He Waka Kōrero was developed specifically for whānau who are growing te reo Māori and want to share their reo with pēpi. The name He Waka Kōrero was inspired by the Hautu Waka navigation framework which underpins the kaupapa.
He Waka Kōrero weaves together mātauranga Māori, experiences and knowledge of whānau, the science around language in the early years and kōrero from Tūpuna Parenting.