Marau ā whānau is a kaupapa that our Rōpū has adopted to encourage and engage whānau in their children’s learning.

It is very beneficial and I hope that whānau make the effort to support and learn alongside our tamariki at home.


Tamariki and whānau get given two projects to choose from and work on over the school holidays and half the school term.

Towards the end of the term the Kaiako and whānau come together for a presentation evening where whānau present their projects to one another.

Each presentation is expected to be no more than 3 minutes and presented in a way that best suites each individual whānau.

The projects given are always related to the main learning theme for the term to compliment the student’s learning at school.

Our main theme for this year is “Ko koe ko au, ko au ko koe”.

This kaupapa is about our connection to one another and the environment.  Our Atua Māori, our values, our tikanga, and our kawa.

Choose ONE of the following projects to work on with your tamariki.  You have 8 weeks!!

Please use as much Māori as possible in your presentations but it is not a huge requirement!!  Nō reira kaua koa e whakamā!

Hei Mahi 1

For this project tamariki and whānau are required to;

  1. Choose a Atua Māori to learn about.
  2. Research that Atua Māori.
  3. Create a visual presentation (no longer than 3 minutes) to share with other whānau in Week 6 of Term 2.

Hei Mahi 2

For this project tamariki and whānau are required to;

  1. Choose an Environmental Issue that has impact on te Ao Māori.
  2. Research that Environmental Issue and devise a plan on how you and your whanau might be able to resolve the issue.
  3. Create a visual presentation of your plan and research (no longer than 3 minutes) to share with other whānau in Week 6 of Term 2.

Presentation Ideas:

  • Produce a movie at home about Ranginui and Papatuanuku.
  • Create a Powerpoint presentation on Tāwhirimātea using a different application on the internet.
  • Make a book about Haumietiketike and Rongomātāne. How to grow different crops in the garden.
  • Make a whakaari (skit) based on a new Atua you have studied (Hina – Te Atua o te Marama, Hinepūtehue – Te Atua o te hue).
  • Contruct a presentation made of recycled resources from home showing your research on the effects of plastics in our moana.
  • Write a poem about an environmental issue in Whaingaroa.
  • Write a waiata or a rap about a Atua Māori or environmental issue in Whaingaroa.

Mēnā he pātai, he āwangawanga rānei haere mai ki ngā kaiakoJ  Feel free to come and talk to any of the kaiako if you need any support.

Remember that this kaupapa is about learning with our tamariki and whānau.  Nō reira kia pārekareka ngā mahi Marau ā Whānau

Ngā mihi manahau nā ngā kaiako o

Te Rōpū Aroha ki te Reo 2015