Kaupapa (Course info)

Upcoming events in Ōtautahi Christchurch for Matariki 2017:
Regan Stokes will be teaching a 4-lesson community course, starting Sunday July 16 and coinciding with the rising of Matariki to mark the Māori new year.

There are two beginner Māori language lessons on subsequent Sundays (1.30 – 5pm), a talk/discussion on tikanga Māori (protocol, custom and belief) on Wednesday 19 July (7-9pm) and a talk/discussion on Māori and New Zealand history from a Māori perspective on Thursday 27 July (7-9pm).

It’s recommended to attend all four lessons/talks if possible to get a wide picture of the Māori world, though you’re welcome to just attend one or two if you like (do note however that the second language lesson assumes your attendance at the first).

All courses will be held in the Wharenui at Te Puna Wai o Waipapa (Hagley College). There are no set fees – instead a koha (donation) of what you think the lesson/talk was worth to you at the end of each event. There are limited spaces for each lesson/talk so do register your interest here as soon as possible.

Course booklets are available at Course Content page for free download and self-study

If you have any questions, please email stokes.regan@gmail.com.

Past Courses

Throughout  2014 we ran the five week Ako Tuatahi (First Learning) course four times (once per term) at Burnside High School, teaching an estimated 220 people over the year. We also ran the five week Ako Tuarua (Second Learning) course twice, and the five week Ako Tuatoru (Third Learning) once in term four.

For 2015, the courses were expanded in length from five weeks to eight weeks, and then split into two parts – the 2014 five-week Ako Tuatahi course became eight weeks in length, split into two parts (Ako Tuatahi for the first four weeks, and then after one week’s break, Ako Tuarua for the second four weeks). Regan Stokes and Jamie Stevenson also taught a year long beginner course in reo Māori through the Hagley After 3 program.

In 2016, Regan and Joshua Toki taught the post-beginner reo Māori course at Hagley College as part of the After 3 program, with Lizzie Cook teaching the beginner class. Regan also taught a one-off introduction to reo Māori lesson and gave a talk on Māori history at the Christchurch Art Gallery as part of Māori Language Week, and later in the year taught two Anei te reo lessons aimed at teaching Māori language for families.

2014 – All 2014 courses taught by Regan Stokes
Ako Tuatahi (First Learning) – A 5 week course that covered the content of the revised 2015 Ako Tuatahi and Ako Tuarua courses, held four times in 2014:
– Ako Tuatahi, February – Burnside High School
– Ako Tuatahi, May – Burnside High School
– Ako Tuatahi, July – Burnside High School
– Ako Tuatahi, October – Burnside High School

Ako Tuarua (Second Learning) – A 5 week course that covered the content of the to-be-created 2015 Ako Tuatoru and Ako Tuawhā courses, held twice during 2014:
– Ako Tuarua, June – Burnside High School
– Ako Tuarua, August – Burnside High School

Ako Tuatoru (Third Learning) – A 5 week course that covered the content of the to-be-created Ako Tuarima and Ako Tuaono courses, held once during 2014:
– Ako Tuatoru, November – Burnside High School

2015
Ako Tuatahi (First Learning) – A revised 4 week course that covers half of the content of the 2014 Ako Tuatahi course, now with more of an emphasis on speaking:
– Ako Tuatahi, February – South Library – Kaiako: Regan Stokes
– Ako Tuatahi, February – Aranui Community Trust – Kaiako: Damien Taylor
– Ako Tuatahi, April – South Intermediate School – Kaiako: Regan Stokes
– Ako Tuatahi, May – St. Faiths Church, New Brighton – Kaiako: Damien Taylor and Jamie Stevenson

Ako Tuarua (Second Learning) – A revised 4 week course that covers the last half of the content of the 2014 Ako Tuatahi course:
– Ako Tuarua, March- South Library – Kaiako: Regan Stokes
– Ako Tuarua, March – Aranui Community Trust – Kaiako: Damien Taylor
– Ako Tuarua, May – South Intermediate School – Kaiako: Regan Stokes
– Ako Tuarua, June – St. Faiths Church, New Brighton – Kaiako: Damien Taylor and Jamie Stevenson

Professional Development for Primary and High School Teachers, taught by Regan Stokes:
– Ako Tuatahi & Tuarua (6 week accelerated course), February – April – Clarkville School
– Ako Tuatahi & Tuarua (8 week course), April – July – Beckenham School
– Ako Tuatahi, Tuarua & Tuatoru (Term 1 & 2), January – July – Burnside High School

2016
Events for Māori Language Week 2016:
– A history of te reo Māori – talk at Christchurch Art Gallery – July 6th
– Introductory lesson for te reo Māori – July 7th

– Post-beginner Reo Māori course – Hagley College, After 3 – year-long

– Workshops on Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Māori history with Christchurch Adventist school

– Two Anei te reo lessons – a course focussed on teaching reo Māori for the home – Nov 28 and Dec 5th

 

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