2-011 Te Tiriti O Waitangi Based Practice for ECE Kaiako

Created by Whaea Becs Aislabie, Whaea Jasmine Castle and Whaea Angela Bush
Self paced online sessions
Start date:
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Expected learning time
Approx 12 hours of learning time
$99.00 (inc GST)
Or $29 month in members club
Who is this course for?
ECE educators and leaders looking for practical skills and knowledge for developing Te Ao Māori in practice.
Recommended skill level
Appropriate for beginner - advanced educators and leaders
Connections to Relevant ECE Criteria
C5 Acknowledgement of tangata whenua
Te Ara Poutama: He Whāriki motuhake 
NZ Teacher Standard: 1
What you are going to learn

Te Tiriti O Waitangi based practice for ECE Kaiako

This course has been created by three experienced kaiako from Kids Collective Paeroa. An early childhood service based in the Waikato, Aotearoa. These kaiako wanted to offer support to other kaiako aiming to better understand and improve their commitment to Te Tiriti based practice.

Having a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi is the first teaching standard in the New Zealand Standards for the teaching profession. It underpins the foundations of our code and responsibilities as teachers. YET this is frequently the most misunderstood and poorly implemented part of ECE teacher practice.

Teachers seek to practice in ways that authentically reflect their commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi as required by the Standards for the Teaching profession. However, it is often challenging to find and access the support they need to do this well. 
We have gathered together three experienced teachers and leaders to share their insights and knowledge with us about how they enact their teaching roles in ways that reflect the foundational position of Te Tiriti. These kaiako will also share practical examples for how teachers can progress their own journey towards authentic and comprehensive Te Tiriti based practice.

The course specifically aims to offer practical recommendations for how kaiako can meet the first NZ Teacher Standard;
1: Demonstrate commitment to tangata whenuatanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand;
  • Understand and recognise the unique status of tangata whenua in Aotearoa New Zealand.  
  • Understand and acknowledge the histories, heritages, languages and cultures of partners to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  
  • Practise and develop the use of te reo and tikanga Māori.

These experienced ECE professionals will discuss their own practice in relation to this standard, and share how they strongly demonstrate a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and work in partnership with whanau every day.
The course includes a range of resources and practical ideas to support kaiako in the development of their practice including;

  • An unpacking of this teacher standard and what it means for us as kaiako in every day practice.
  • Examples of how to embed Te Ao Māori in centre life.
  • Waiata for every day use (song charts and videos).
  • Karakia for a range of purposes.
  • Every day Te Reo Māori suggestions for the ECE context.
  • Suggestions for leadership and leading Te Tiriti based practice for the whole ECE service.
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Certificate of completion provided for your professional learning records.

What others have to say about this course

I would like to acknowledge the two beautiful kaiako that shared their learning experiences and journey throughout this course. They were both inspiring and rekindled my learning in the Maori culture and all that it encompasses. 
I loved this course and all the extra resources that are in it for us to use. I will definitely use the waiata and phrases that were in the course. Thank you! 

Loved everything about it and will be implementing this into my service and daily learning with my tamariki.


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This course is for you if;

  • You want to gain clarity around your responsibilities as a Certificated Teacher with regards to demonstrating your commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi Partnership.
  • You are unsure what this looks like in daily practice and want some really valuable practical ideas for how to go about this.
  • You want to know where to start and how you can improve this in your own practice and in your ECE service.
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Created by ECE experts with years of experience. So you can feel confident you are only learning accurate and current pedagogy. 
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$99.00 NZD (inc GST)
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This course has been created for you by...

Whaea Angela Bush
ECE Manager and Centre Owner
Whaea Becs Aislabie
Centre Manager Kids Collective Paeroa
whaea jasmine castle
Kaiako Kids Collective Paeroa