Te Kura Toi Tangata Māori Mentoring Unit
Te Kura Toi Tangata mentoring unit is a roopū tautoko providing academic (eg. workshops), pastoral and procedural support to Faculty of Education Māori students. Our kaiāwhina have completed the work that you are doing and are familiar with the Faculty and University. The Takawaenga Māori coordinates this roopū which includes kaiāwhina. We provide academic and course advice, help with degree planning, guidelines for writing in te reo Māori and scholarship application sign offs. We also organise events such as BBQ, Inter-school sports (Hakinakina) and wānanga for Faculty of Education students. Kaua e whakāma – don’t be shy – come and talk to us if you have any patai.
How to find us?
TC1.02 & TC1.02A near the grand piano. Open: Monday-Friday Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: All mentors are able to assist with general support phone: 07 838 4466 Extension 6203
Meet the team
Takawaenga Māori (Māori Student Support Coordinator) Tainui-Waikato Graduated: BA Te Reo Māori and Education Studies
Kia ora, Talofa Lava.
Ko Lia Stowers tōku ingoa.
I am a 21 year old female studying to become a Physical Education teacher. I am half Samoan and half Māori. I am currently in my fourth year at the University of Waikato, studying a conjoint Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies, and a Bachelor of Secondary School Teaching. I have played a number of sports including sevens, touch, rugby, as well as coaching and playing netball. I look forward to working with undergraduate students within my area, and in some way offering them the support and confidence to excel throughout 2016.
(Waitaha, Tūhourangi, Rangitaane) Master of Sport & Leisure Studies; Bachelor of Leisure Studies (Hons)Tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.
Tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa. I’m a mother of four boys and am currently writing up my SPLS PhD thesis which focuses on answering the question: How might the extracurricular activity patterns and narratives of successful young Māori men inform parents raising young Māori boys? I’ve worked as an event manager, for Les Mills, the New Zealand Institute of Sport, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, in radio and promotions, and different tribal organisations. When supporting students I focus a lot on comprehension and assignment structure. Pai Marire
Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu.Bachelor of Arts – Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Māori, Bachelor of Teaching – Secondary Education. Bachelor of Arts – Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Māori, Bachelor of Teaching – Secondary Education.
Kei ngā manu wheko ata o Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato tēnā koutou, ā, tēnā tātou katoa. I am an aspiring Māori secondary school teacher born and raised in Tauranga Moana. I am currently studying in my fourth year here at Waikato, the final year in completing my conjoint degree . Within my degree I have a true passion for both Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori, these being my strongest aspects. My interests include all kaupapa Māori events, being with my whānau and friends, kapa haka and indoor netball. 2016 has a lot of new challenges in line for us all and I look forward to working with undergraduate students, supporting and offering the guidance to raise the bar of Māori Achievement.
Ngā manaakitanga ki runga i a tātou katoa
Tēnā Koutou Katoa. Ko Taranaki te Maunga. Ko Kapuni te Awa. Ko Aotea te Waka. Ko Ngā Ruahine te Iwi. Ko Ngāti Manu Hiakai Te Hapu. Ko Renee Nyman Tōku Ingoa. Kia Ora, I am 21 years old and my hometown is Wanganui. I am currently in my third year at the University of Waikato studying a Conjoint degree in a Bachelor of Secondary School Teaching and a Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies. Within my degree I have a real passion for Physiology and Anatomy and I find that these are my strongest points. My interests include a wide range of sports especially adrenaline seeking activities, travelling, DIY crafts and reading.
- University Events Calendar
- University Open Day (22 May 2015)
- Kingitanga Day
- Te Amorangi National Māori Academic Excellence Awards
- Te Toi o Matariki Graduate Conference
Access to course books & readings – pukapuka parapara
- These books and other resources are available for any tauira of Te Kura Toi Tangata to use under the supervision of the mentor anytime throughout the year. While we want you to feel comfortable and at ease in Te Ruma, there are a couple of ground rules that we must stipulate.
- These books and course readings can be used by any tauira of Te Kura Toi Tangata, but they must not be taken out of TC1.10.
- If an appointment has been made to visit the kaiāwhina, students using the books must leave at least five minutes before the appointment starts.
- See also Teaching Resource Library
Postgraduate student support Through our Takawaenga Māori (mentoring coordinator) we can assist postgraduate students by offering support with:
- Academic issues – enrolment procedures and options, courses, suggestions for supervisors, assignments, tests, exams, academic writing methods, study difficulties and any other academic support
- Organisation of extra tutorials, workshops and study wānanga
- Hui whakawhanaungatanga organisation and social sporting occasions
- Academic wānanga – handouts after wānanga and consultation visits with a mentor
- Paper and departmental information
- Study space on campus – computers for Internet access with kaiāwhina
- Information Centre
- Ethics Review Process