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Kāhui Ako Day

Staff —

On Friday 3 June all staff from our Dunedin Catholic schools visited the Araiteuru Marae for a day of learning about Te Reo and Tikanga Māori

After we were welcomed onto the Marae with a Pōwhiri (welcome) we were challenged by keynote speaker Anton Blank who spoke about unconscious bias and racism.

The rest of the morning was spent enjoying workshops and was a great gathering of learning. The workshops were:

  • Aotearoa New Zealand Histories 
  • Local History
  • P.E. games
  • Weaving 

To close the day we celebrated the first Te Reo Miha with Father Gerard. 

Using Araiteuru Marae as a special base for our learning, it was amazing being able to meet in these uncertain times and develop our skills in cultural competencies.