Fairhaven School in Te Puke has been implementing the Reading Together® programme at Ngāti Moko Marae since 2014, as discussed here. Six short compelling videos have been made about Reading Together® Te Pānui Ngātahi at Ngāti Moko Marae, and they are available here (and locally here).
Acknowledgements: The contributions of many people who gave their time and were willing to be involved in these videos are appreciated.
July 2019 Update
Toitoi Manawa, an immersion unit at Fairhaven School, is a finalist for the 2019 Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards. Extracts follow from the Education Gazette article 'Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards 2019 finalists announced', available here:
The Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards celebrate and share the stories of great teaching that makes a difference not just to learners but to their whānau and the wider community. This year's finalists succeeded by working in partnership with their students, whānau and communities to significantly improve learning outcomes for children and young people.
Fairhaven School, Toitoi Manawa, Te Puke
Excellence in Leading
Excellence in Health and Wellbeing Education
Toitoi Manawa is an immersion unit at Fairhaven School, which offers a whānau-led and established Māori-medium setting where tamariki are succeeding as Māori. ... The improvement in academic outcomes has been significant, particularly in literacy. There has also been a huge improvement in student and whānau engagement with the school. Whanaungatanga and kotahitanga underpin Toitoi Manawa's holistic approach to Māori education.
Posted: Thursday 11 July 2019