Date
14 April 2021

Provide support for whānau as learning collaborators

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Collaboratively planning a universally designed learning environment’

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Ask whānau what support will be useful

Ask whānau what support will be useful

In response to requests from whānau, Pomaria School provides workshops on how to support tamariki in their learning.

Plan for diversity

Plan for diversity

Whānau are diverse learners just like their tamariki.

Consider these prompts to help you plan for your diverse community.

The family So‘otaga

The family So‘otaga

So‘otaga is a Samoan word that means “connection”.

The programme sets up three connections, between home and school, home and the child’s learning, and now and the future.

Reflection questions

Reflection questions

Adapt these questions for your situation.

  • How do your current learning opportunities for whānau suit their needs and meet their expectations?
  • How do you know who it suits and who may feel excluded?
  • What actions are you taking to reach those whānau who have not taken up the opportunities you have offered so far?

Useful resources

Useful resources

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Build relationships with whānau and others who know the student well: Listen to families

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Whakawhanaungatanga – build connections

Publisher: He Pikoura

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Collaboratively planning a universally designed learning environment”:

Return to the guide “Collaborative planning for learning”

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