CORE Education Trust Māori Grants announced for 2013

20 June 2013

CORE Education, as part of its charitable activities, offers a range of grants to New Zealand educators. CORE Māori grants advance Māori from early years through to tertiary level, for individuals, whānau, and/or Māori communities.

Purpose of the Māori education grant

The purpose of the Māori education grants are to enhance Māori distinctiveness, illuminate creative potential, and support successful educational pathways. “We are delighted to offer these particular grants, we believe that by enhancing Māori distinctiveness we enhance our whole community” says CORE Education CEO Ali Hughes.

" Ko te tino painga o ēnei momo koha atu ki ngā kura, ka taea e ngā kaiako te whakawhānui i ngā wheako mō ngā tamariki, tua atu o te mahi o ia rā, o ia rā.  Ko te ako-e he mea nui kei te akomanga, e tika ana kia whai huarahi ngā kura kia whakatairanga ai, kia tū rangatira ai ngā tamariki ki roto i te ao mātauranga." says Deanne Thomas, Kaihautū Māori for Core Education.

A large number of applicants all submitted excellent proposals and unfortunately we were unable to support everyone. However, those that were successful this year offered programmes where the obvious benefits for students in the classroom were highlighted as a result of participation. “Our contribution is but a small part of a wider programme of innovation in the kura/schools. E-learning and continual development in te reo Māori are high priorities for the successful applicants,” says Deanne Thomas.

In summarising the overall allocation, Kaihautū Māori Wharehoka Wano says, “E harikoa ana mātou o Core Education ki te tautoko i ngā mahi a ngā kura kia puta  te ihu o ngā tamariki Māori.”

The recipients for 2013  are:

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Whānau Tahi
Assistance with Literacy Conference costs to present at “Brave New World: English and Literacy Teaching in the 21st Century” in Queensland

Gisborne Boys High 
To support  theTū Tane programme through e-learning for Year 10 students.

Lytton High School 
Equipment, licensing and web domain to support the development of an Apps club for Māori students.

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi 
2x teacher registrations to U Learn 2013

Tuahiwi School 
2x teacher registrations to U Learn 2013