Tēnā koutou katoa ko te whānau Māori o CORE e mihi atu nei
CORE Team Māori has grown significantly over the last 2 years. The team is spread throughout CORE and we are thankful for the opportunity we have had to meet regularly and support each other across our different areas.
These hui are primarily about whanaungatanga where we can get together in a Māori environment and discuss issues that are affecting us professionally and personally. We are known to sing and laugh a lot.
As Kaihautū Māori it is important we have a whānau to guide us and keep us safe in the leadership roles that we have. With this whānau as a backbone we are then able to be more effective across the wider CORE whānau in providing support particularly pertaining to Māori issues.
The sharing of responsibilities is best evidenced in the thinking that has gone into ‘tātai aho rau’. Beth Dixon, Daph Papuni and Justin Roberts have led this discussion and they have presented to both the Team Māori whānau and the CORE Senior Leadership Team to refine that thinking.
Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Online, He Pikinga Reo, Māori Medium Publishing are the contracts the bulk of our team are involved in. However Māori facilitators are also gaining in numbers in the CORE Blended e-Learning team. Te Manawa Pou is another important contract. We also have whānau in CORE Admin and Digital Media and Research.
The Pasifika team are also a valuable presence within our whānau hui and as their numbers grow we are able to support each other.
The cultural support that we can give across the wider CORE whānau is important to all of us whether it be reo, tikanga, waiata or Māori student achievement. We are always happy to support even if it’s just a skype call to task questions.
The Māori team, like all at CORE, is based around the country and many have tribal responsibilities within their iwi. These responsibilities add value to our professional roles particularly in terms of the wide network relationships and indeed the whanaungatanga that we bring in to the CORE environment.
That basically means we can get a good feed in whatever part of the country we may be visiting.
The opportunity CORE leadership have given us to work in a way that is appropriate to our needs means we can put our best foot forward in supporting our CORE colleagues and wider into the kura that we work in.
Nō reira e te whānau whānui o CORE tēnā tātou katoa.