Te Reo Māori Workshop for Kaiako in English Medium Schools

Term 1

Kohia Teachers Centre
Gate 1 78 Epsom Ave,
MONDAY 25th January 2021

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Long Bay Primary School

Ralph Eagles Place,
Long Bay,
Saturday February 13th 2021

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Are you looking for some inspiration, new ideas and support to kick-start or re-vamp your te reo
programme in 2021?

I am offering Professional Development to kaiako in mainstream schools who are:

  • looking for new ways to integrate te reo throughout their day
  • teaching Years 0-8
  • wanting a scaffolded approach to their te reo lessons
  • BTs
  • part of the school’s Curriculum Māori Team
  • te reo Māori kaiako responsible for teaching room to room
  • beginning their te reo journey
  • mentor teachers
  • Tumuaki (Principals)

On completion you will have a kete of resources to help you:

  • extend your te reo into other areas of your akomanga
  • implement second language teaching techniques
  • further engage learners through games and activities
  • integrate te reo into your reading programme


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Michele has provided Te Reo and Tikanga Māori professional development for two schools that I have worked in and on both occasions she provided the most inspirational and motivational professional development I have been involved in.  She shifted thinking and improved teaching practice in Te Reo and developed a deeper understanding for all in Te Ao Māori.­­­­­­­­­­­­­ She also made the links in the curriculum more meaningful and achievable in a mainstream classroom programme.

Pam – Principal of Kauri Park and Scott Point School

Michele is an educator who is inspirational and engaging. She provides a space that is comfortable and encourages you to get outside of your comfort zone when learning a new language. Her activities that she provides makes you excited to teach Te Reo in your classroom.

Candace - Scott Point School

Michele was a great presenter. She developed and presented Te Reo in a way that was practical and easy to follow and extend if required. Her resources are well crafted and easy to pick up and use. She encouraged us and helped us build our confidence with Te Reo Māori.

- Laura Parker - Scott Point School

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom to inspire us. The lessons were very useful and you explained everything well. Michele is engaging and keeps your interest in Te Reo Maori. I absolutely enjoyed your hands-on activities. I am looking forward to using your resources next year.

DK - Scott Point School

Michele removed the anxiety around learning about a language and a culture that I've always felt I should know more about. Previous PD had come with pressures to perform. Never once was I put on the spot individually. Learning was supportive and collaborative. This is by far the most positive Te Reo / Tikanga PD I've had and the one that has had the most impact on my professional practice.

Michael - Scott Point School

Michele is truly amazing. She has made me feel a lot more confident in my ability to use and teach Te Reo and really helped with my pronunciation. She made all the sessions we had with her fun, helping us to build Māori into everyday conversations with lots of practice of how we can use it in the classroom. I learnt the most about using Te Reo in the classroom and for myself in the sessions we had with Michele than I have in the past 20 years of teaching. I really do feel a lot more confident and excited to use all I have learnt in the classroom.

Natasha – Scott Point School

I can recommend this workshop because it gives practical help and advice on how to use some great resources in an integrated way in the classroom.

Angela H


I first met Michele when I went to one of her full day Te Reo courses. I walked in feeling very self-conscious about my abilities in Māori and walked out feeling confident and excited about my journey. Michele has a way of making people feel at ease. She helps you feel successful where you are and then gives you encouragement and everything you will need to improve.

We were then fortunate enough to have Michele work with a small team from our school for a day. From this, we decided to access the Te Reo Club resources and have been using these in our school with great success. Michele has the expertise of the language and the background of being a teacher. Her resources have been designed specifically to inform, engage and support both the teachers and students in learning Te Reo. Working with Michele has been inspiring and motivating and has helped us find confidence in ourselves to incorporate Māori in our lessons and daily interactions. I highly recommend working with Michele.

Eva Rodding Sunnybrae School


It was a friendly welcoming environment. All our different levels of knowledge in te reo were respected. Great new ideas!

It is such a practical workshop with so many great ideas and resources, ready to use. It has helpful ways to encourage students to lead their own learning.

Very practical and lots of “aha” moments. Wonderful resources.

It is a practical workshop with a passionate facilitator who is encouraging and reassuring.

Katherine H

It was invaluable information regarding where to take lessons further. Awesome resources.

Lisa McCulloch

Useful for all levels. Clear and useful especially QR codes. Great for enhancing and upskilling te reo.

Tua Misiloi

It caters for a range of abilities in terms of teacher knowledge of te reo. All activities can easily be extended and scaffolded to cater for higher/lower ability.


Practical resources. Very well presented in a non-threatening environment.

Gabrielle Flaus

Michele is a great facilitator with a lovely manner and creates a calm, safe learning environment for everyone. Resources/ideas are fabulous and very user friendly in the classroom.

Kim Yeferni

Such a wealth of knowledge resources and ideas for quick ways to incorporate te reo in the classroom.

Eden Russell

Well-paced. Non-threatening. Progressive with examples that build on one another.

Great visually appealing resources. Inspiration and ideas for activities that can easily be integrated.

Maren Lohkemper | Shirley Primary

I felt very empowered to go back to the classroom and start!

Emily Wells

Plenty of fantastic visual, easy to understand resources to use in the classroom.

Tom Gordon

The workshop was practical and hands on and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. I felt engaged the whole time, The resources are bright, colourful and adaptable.

Sartia McGeogh-Donovan

It’s non-threatening, fun and confidence building. You learn heaps.

Alison Cox

Informative, active and provides useful resources for the classroom.

Sarah Lynch

This workshop is very hands on and engaging. This makes it easy to introduce to our tamariki. They can become engaged in learning through creating.

Lynette Barnfield

Took me from basic knowledge to extend me.


It was great for teachers with no reo but also caters for those who can speak the language as it is based around strategies for teaching.

Kirsty Robinson

It is practical and offers ideas for all age groups and how to integrate into all curriculum areas, how to scaffold learning and next learning steps.

Kathryn Sim

Interactive and builds on basic knowledge and empowers you to use the language in every aspect of the classroom.

Rosey Hart

Great atmosphere-safe to practice, make mistakes and not know the answers.

Hugh Fry

Lots of ideas for beginning to experienced kaiako. Love the resources-colour-quality-detail. Pedagogy of second language learning.

Maria Osborn

It was a practical hands on workshop taught in an open friendly way. Very practical and easy to implement ideas and resources into our daily programme. Michele was engaging and enthused us al!!

It is pitched at every level and emphasises the “just give it a go”-non-judgemental.

Barb Lambeth

Great for beginners and has extension. Great resources! Workshop runs at a good pace by a lovely teacher.


The workshop was GREAT! Very relaxed and Michele was easy to understand and follow/learn from. Extremely worthwhile.

Erica Milligan

The delivery of content is given in a fun and enlivening way which brings out the joy in learning. It has given my poor old brain a kick start to focus in bringing te reo into the lives of the children I teach by providing the resources and teaching tips and confidence that I hadn’t found before.

Lyn Clark

It was a relaxed and easy way to find out about practical ways to teach te reo in the classroom. I was also able to learn from other kaiako. It clarified several things I was unsure of. Loved the use of songs.

Lisa Agnew

The workshop covered pedagogy of language teaching and included lots of practical- use tomorrow

Ideas and resources. It was all wrapped up in a reminder that this is a compulsory part of our jobs!

Ali Caldwell

Michele creates a comfortable environment for all learners. I have loved hearing and seeing how to use the resources in a classroom setting.

Shannon Buchanan

It was full of practical information and ideas that fit straight into any NZ classroom. It has built my confidence and wasn’t overwhelming. Michele is fab!

Becky Faulknor

Michele is a great presenter-professional, approachable, friendly and very understanding of the barriers and difficulties/confidence issues teachers can sometimes experience.

Cheryl Pearson