Leadership course for Year 10 Māori students

Posted on November 04, 2019

A group of Year 10 Māori students attended the KATTI (Kei a Tātou te Ihi) leadership programme on Friday 1 November, held at the Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae, Unitec.

Students who took part were Grace Pickering (Te Kanawa House), Kayla Winiata (Rutherford), Helena Croggon (Upham), Grace Mascarenhas (Hillary), Nate Haa (Hillary), Samuel Warren (Mansfield) and Ezra Nichol (Hillary).

Over the course of the day the students took part in the following programme:

Wharenui Kōrero – a session that introduced some of the depth of knowledge that is woven into the construction and very fabric of the house that sets the tone for our kaupapa as we further explore culture.

Wawata - to plan an adventure or journey we must first set a destination.  In this session, students unpacked aspirations and dreamt to set a plan for how they may reach their destination.

Āta Rongo - this session looked outside the box of wellbeing and explored the various forms of support students need to overcome any obstacle.  A reminder that support comes from all around us should our ears, eyes and mind be open to receive it.

Waiata – a session to unify and bring everyone together under the one umbrella of Te Iwi Māori by learning waiata that are well known amongst different Iwi.  Learning to teach those that may not know whilst celebrating those that do know.