A series of hui have been held between the Ministry and Māori medium PLD providers and facilitators to confirm the descriptions of the Māori medium PLD priorities and discuss improvements in the PLD approach for Māori medium settings.

One topic covered was teachers and kaiako teaching in te reo Māori, particularly those in English medium schools, and which medium and PLD priority they should apply against.

Drawing from these discussions, Mātauranga and te reo Māori, Marau ā-kura and aromatawai will now be referred to as the “Māori medium and te reo Māori PLD priorities”.

We consider that those teaching in te reo Māori, regardless of the education medium setting, are entitled to, and can, apply for PLD against Mātauranga and te reo Māori, Marau ā-kura and/or aromatawai. PLD in these areas can contribute to building the teaching capability and second language acquisition pedagogy of teachers and kaiako teaching in te reo Māori.

Also, if schools and kura have various distinct PLD needs, they can:

  • apply for PLD in more than one PLD priority, including across both mediums. This means an overall assessment for learning proposal could also have an aromatawai component, or
  • submit multiple applications in the same round for those distinct PLD needs.

Teachers and kaiako would need a discussion with their principal or tumuaki before applying, but we want to confirm that such an application is allowed and can be reviewed by the regional allocation panel on its own merit.

Teachers and kaiako wanting to learn te reo Māori are able to source support through other avenues such as Te Ahu o Te Reo Māori.

A series of hui have been held between the Ministry and Māori medium PLD providers and facilitators to confirm the descriptions of the Māori medium PLD priorities and discuss improvements in the PLD approach for Māori medium settings.

One topic covered was teachers and kaiako teaching in te reo Māori, particularly those in English medium schools, and which medium and PLD priority they should apply against.

Drawing from these discussions, Mātauranga and te reo Māori, Marau ā-kura and aromatawai will now be referred to as the “Māori medium and te reo Māori PLD priorities”.

We consider that those teaching in te reo Māori, regardless of the education medium setting, are entitled to, and can, apply for PLD against Mātauranga and te reo Māori, Marau ā-kura and/or aromatawai. PLD in these areas can contribute to building the teaching capability and second language acquisition pedagogy of teachers and kaiako teaching in te reo Māori.

Also, if schools and kura have various distinct PLD needs, they can:

  • apply for PLD in more than one PLD priority, including across both mediums. This means an overall assessment for learning proposal could also have an aromatawai component, or
  • submit multiple applications in the same round for those distinct PLD needs.

Teachers and kaiako would need a discussion with their principal or tumuaki before applying, but we want to confirm that such an application is allowed and can be reviewed by the regional allocation panel on its own merit.

Teachers and kaiako wanting to learn te reo Māori are able to source support through other avenues such as Te Ahu o Te Reo Māori.