KITENGA - Our Mission:

Mā tō ngākau, mā tō hinengaro ka hikitia ngāi mātou te iwi Māori.

Changing hearts and minds.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ka hikitia te Mātauranga me ngā pukenga o te tumuaki hei tū pakari ai mo ngā rangatira mō āpōpō.

Equipping principals with the knowledge, skills and expertise to lead their schools confidently and competently.

 
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Kitenga - Vision

Māori Achieving Educational Success as Māori. The provision of relevant contextually authentic and culturally affirming teaching and learning programs.

 
 

Ko wai mātou.

Who are we?

The Māori Achievement Collaborative (MAC) is a non-profit organisation, a professional learning and development pathway by principals for principals focused on changing education outcomes for Māori students. It is visionary and transformational and aims to build the capability of schools to inquire into, recognise and delete barriers impeding improved educational and cultural outcomes for Māori in partnership with students, whānau, hapū and iwi.

Mā te rangatira e tui tui ai ngā raranga o te kaupapa!

“Leaders helping leaders to become better leaders!”

 

He aha tō mātou mahi?

What do we do?

 
 

The underlying premise of this learning and development programme is that ‘Schools won’t change unless the principal does.’ To this end the focus of the programme is on ‘Changing the hearts and minds of principals’ through a process of deep learning, mentoring, coaching, critical conscientisation and collaboration. In this way the belief is that change will become sustainable and enduring and will impact on all members of a school community, staff, students, parents, whānau.

 

Pehea te huarahi?

What does it look like?

 

  • A series of facilitated cluster hui per year

 – Whanaungatanga and Collaboration: Sharing practice, issues, concerns. Facilitating the development of a cluster strategy: Building knowledge based on prioritised bodies of knowledge and needs identified through inquiry. Facilitating the understanding of key concepts, strategies and documents and developing tools and plans to confidently and competently implement them in schools; 

 

  • A specified number of 1:1 facilitated hui with each school (differentiated dependent on needs categories).

 

  • A one day facilitated regional Wānanga

 

  • A 3 day National Wānanga

-Marae based: Living by Māori Values: Whakawhanaungatanga – A common focus: A national collective sharing practice and focusing vision. Whānau/Hapū/Iwi liaison – building school, cluster whānau and hapū/iwi partnerships and the co-construction of cultural curriculum. A common focus: A national collective sharing practice and focusing vision. Whānau/Hapū/Iwi liaison – building school, cluster whānau and hapū/iwi partnerships and the co-construction of cultural curriculum.

 
 

National Wananga

2019

The annual MAC National Wananga 2019 is now CLOSED for registration. If you missed registration please contact damon@mac.ac.nz.

This is a bringing together of all of our clusters, a uniting of principals, from around Aotearoa to explore and and experience Taranaki history, NZ Land Wars and how this impacted on local Taranaki people and rise of Parihaka as a place of safety, peace and goodwill to all people.


Owae MaraeNorth Street, Taranaki
15th - 18th September 2019 
Fee $500

 

On Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi's return to Parihaka after incarceration Te Whiti said "Hoki atu ki ō koutou kāinga, Parihaka Mai Ai" which translates as "Go back to your homes and enact Parihaka's principled practice there".  

Enacting Parihaka-based principled practice is a distinct shift in curriculum from an historical-centric study to a socio cultural practice and community development-based approach.  So with this in mind our theme will be "Parihaka Mai Ai".  

You will be welcomed on to Owae Marae (North Street, Taranaki 4320 click here for map) on Sunday 15 Mahuru at 5pm.

We need to understand the history of the Taranaki Land Wars 1860 to understand how the impact of land loss resulted in the establishment of Parihaka for all people. 

 
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October 2018, MAC Participating Principal

“What I have been challenged by is bigger than just our school.  I have been given a new lens from which to view things.  I look forward to walking alongside many principals and others… to help polish and refine this lens to improve Māori achievement in Aotearoa.”