Date
19 July 2019

Share their mihi as part of classroom learning

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Knowing your Māori learners and their contexts’

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Value student mihi

Value student mihi

A student from Melville Intermediate School presents her mihi for a class blog.

Support students to create their mihi

Support students to create their mihi

Offer students the tools and supports they need to develop and share their mihi, supported by their whānau.

Sample mihi

Sample mihi

An example of a simple mihimihi.

Ko (name of your waka) te waka
My canoe is (name of your waka)
Ko (name of your mountain) te maunga
My mountain is (name of your mountain)
Ko (name of your river) te awa
My river is (name of your river)
Ko (name of your tribe) te iwi
My tribe is (name of your tribe)
Ko (name of your sub tribe) te hapū
My sub tribe is (name of your sub tribe)
Ko (name of your chief) te rangatira
(Name of your chief) is the chief
Ko (name of your marae) te marae
My marae is (name of your marae)
Ko (your name) ahau
I am (your name)

Source: Reo Ora (opens in a new tab/window)

Foster belonging

Foster belonging

In the Russell Street School mihi students share their pepeha, and show how they belong to their community and their school.

Video hosted on Youtube http://youtu.be/IQG2RJfijXQ

Useful resources

Useful resources

Exhibition celebrates the stories of young deaf Maori

Exhibition celebrates the stories of young deaf Māori

Read time: 41 min

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Know your Māori learners”:

Return to the guide “Supporting Māori students”

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