Educational Programmes

  
 

Te Tahawai Marae offers educational programmes for students ranging from pre-school level to tertiary groups. The programmes are delivered by tutors, who have a great deal of experience in working with the various levels of students who visit us and who are expert in their knowledge of tikanga maori (maori traditions and beliefs) pertaining to this marae.

Programmes are 2 hours long and include the powhiri process and a series of activities exploring the stories behind the carvings, panels and designs of the wharenui. The delivery of this information is through interactive and dynamic activities including, song, art & craft and basic Te Reo Maori.

Perhaps the most important idea that is conveyed through these programmes is the 'aroha' that is extended to our visitors who wish to learn more about tikanga maori, our beliefs, our customs and important ideas. The marae becomes a place of learning where cultural sharing and understanding is paramount.

All charges below are GST exclusive.

Te Tahawai Marae Education Programmes:

  1. Bookings for 2hour visits for Education Programs.

    Mondays to Fridays or by special arrangement.

    Two sessions per day; 9.30-11.30am and 12.00-2.00pm OR by arrangement with our Administrator.

    All groups must submit a Booking Form on the Education Programs link.

  2. Costs for all groups visiting the marae for 2hour education programs.

    $65.00 marae charge per session.

    $270.00 tutor’s costs which cover the Powhiri process, delivery of Tikanga Maori, a mixed content of Maori arts, including some weaving, poi making, Waiata, and Ti Rakau. 

    Due to Health and Safety regulations, all programs are strictly capped at 50 students and adults. 

  3. Pre visits are no longer available, but we encourage teachers to visit Te Tahawai before your confirmed booking to go through RAMS. Please utilize this time to raise any questions or if you have specific needs.

    PLEASE NOTE, WE WISH TO MAXIMISE YOUR TIME FOR EACH PROGRAM SO TIMING OF BUSES IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH SCHOOL REQUESTING A VISIT TO TE TAHAWAI MARAE. 

    PLEASE ENSURE YOUR BUSES ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR PROGRAM AND OUTSIDE READY TO COLLECT YOUR GROUP BY THE END OF EACH PROGRAM.  

  4. Schools on the Marae Noho are available. Please submit the booking form on the Education programs link.

    If you have any other queries please email the Education Programs Administrator Malia Hehea. Email maliah.hehea@gmail.com.

Malia Hehea 
maliah.hehea@gmail.com
Cell: 0224316236

For all in enquiries please fill in the booking form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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