Unuhia te pō, te pō whiri mārama
Tomokia te ao, te ao whatu tāngata
Tātai ki runga, tātai ki raro, tātai aho rau
Haumi e, hui e, Tāiki e!
CORE Education Ltd is a social enterprise organisation who are all about pushing the boundaries of educational possibility. We have a strong desire to transform education for Māori learners, their whānau, hapū and iwi through supporting innovation, creativity and research. Tātai Aho Rau is a concept that guides our professional practice at CORE and it encapsulates four key elements: Whakapapa, Reo, Tikanga and Wairua.
CORE Education offers grants that enhance educational opportunities for Māori, from early years through to secondary education, to individuals, whānau, and/or Māori communities. The purpose of our Māori Education Grants is to promote Māori distinctiveness, illuminate creative potential, and influence successful educational pathways.
Applications have closed for the 2020 Māori Education Grants.
Taku tū ki te ao
‘Exploring my contribution to the world’
The theme this year is, ‘Taku tū ki te ao.’ It’s about exploring and realising your contribution to the world and we want to help you to do that.
This year our Māori Education Grants comprises of two categories:
This grant is designed to support the recipients to be proactive in the exploration and realisation of an idea or ideas that will develop and expand the learning and thinking of whānau, hapū and iwi, around the theme of ‘Taku tū ki te ao’ and what that looks like.
It is envisaged that the successful applicants will inspire those around them through their innovation and contribution to their world. Their vision and creativity will impact positively on learning and education for Māori, and nurture the potential in the generations to come.
We honour our dear colleague Maria Tibble with dedicating Indigenous Innovation and Research in her memory. Maria always inspired us to be innovative thinkers and to deeply consider the ways that we honour our indigeneity. Her passion for research and storytelling is shared here in this grant, and we invite you to explore how you might also realise your own contribution to innovative indigenous spaces.
This grant will be awarded to one recipient who proactively demonstrates innovation in exploring and implementing marau ā-kura. It provides an opportunity for ECE, schools and kura to honour the cultural narratives of the precious land and spaces that they dwell. What are the innovative ways that you are learning, enhancing and sharing these stories?
The successful applicant will inspire those around them, through their innovation and contribution to their world. Their vision and creativity will nurture potential in the generations to come.
Applicants for these grants may be:
Recipients of CORE Education Māori Grants will acknowledge some or all aspects of Tātai Aho Rau:
Recipients will be required to do a selection of the following (to be discussed further with the successful applicants):
Applications opened: 10 October 2019
Applications closed: 5.00pm 31 January 2020
Successful applicants notified: 14 February 2020
Successful applicants announced: 28 February 2020
Funds released to successful applicants: March 2020