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Rauemi / Resources
They provide kaiako classroom or outdoor activities to help tamariki learn about keeping themselves safe around water through strengthening their connection to wai through whakapapa, mātauranga and tikanga.
Resources include background material, unit plans, assessment material in the learning area of hauora of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. These topics also have Technology, Te Reo and Social Studies as minor curriculum foci, if they’re not already the major curriculum focus. The centrepost of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa is founded on the aspiration to develop successful learners, who will grow as competent and confident learners, effective communicators in the Māori world, health of mind, body and soul and secure in their identity, and sense of belonging.
For the roots of humanity to grow well, spiritual seeds must first be sown.
Irrigate with the enduring waters of life, and Hauora will result.
Learning Context / Kaupapa
Waiora – Personal Health and Development, safety and safe practices.
Taiao – Health and the environment, close and enduring relationships between people and the natural world.
Tangata – People and relationships, affirming and supporting unique Māori views of the world.
Karakia / Waiata
General karakia and waiata have been collated to use and teach during lessons.
Tikanga is concerned with the customary values and practises that have developed over time. Whānau live according to their values and beliefs, and supporting rules and customs put in place to ensure that everything is done in the correct manner.
Tikanga determines what we physically do in the water, but more importantly, doing it the correct way.