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Natasha Ropata

Facilitator – Te Arareo Māori

Qualifications


2018 Project Management Level 1 & Machinery of Government - Victoria University
2011 Graduate of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo - Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
2010 Poutūārongo Mātauranga Whakaakoranga (Bachelor of Education) - Te Wānanga o Raukawa
1998 Diploma in Hapū Development - Te Wānanaga o Raukawa
1995 Diploma in Design and Art - Te Wānanga o Raukawa

Contact details

E: natasha.ropata@core-ed.ac.nz

P: 0800 267 300

Region: Wellington

Natasha Ropata FS

Professional profile

Mai i Miria-te-Kākara ki Whitireia, mai i Waitapu ki Rangataua, whakawhiti atu i Te Moana o Raukawakawa ki Whakatu, ki Wairau.

Nō Ngāti Rangatahi, nō Ngāti Tukorehe, nō Ngāti Raukawa te au ki te tonga.

Tasha has made significant contributions as a parent and practitioner in the establishment and maintenance of Iwi Kohanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa Māori, Kura ā-Iwi and Wānanga. Over the last 15 years, Tasha progressively specialised in teaching Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and New Zealand Curriculum NCEA subjects, Wetewete Reo and Mātauranga Māori to Years 9-13 students of Māori-medium Wharekura. Tasha is also a practitioner in adult teaching for weekend wānanga on Te Reo Māori me ngā tikanga, Mātauranga Māori and Iwi & Hāpu research and development.

Expertise

  • Knowledgeable in Māori-medium education, wānanga, iwi and hāpu development programmes.
  • Specialist in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and New Zealand Curriculum NCEA subjects.
  • Specialist in Classroom programming, behavioural management, resource development, delivery and implementation for Kura Māori.
  • Specialist in adult teaching of Wānanga Te Reo Māori, Mātauranga Māori and Iwi and Hapū development and research programmes.

Personal statement

E ora ana ki te ako, E ako ana ki te ora!

I am a product of Whakatupuranga Rua Mano, a tribal development; social, educational and cultural resources of local tribes launched by the Raukawa Marae trustees in 1975. Whakatupuranga Rua Mano continues to be nurtured by tribal leaders of the three confederated tribes of Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Raukawa te au ki te tonga and Ngāti Toarangatira. It’s four main principles; The People are our Wealth; Te Reo Māori is a taonga and we must halt its decline and revive; The Marae is our principal home and we must maintain and respect it; and Tino Rangatiratanga, have long been deep seated into my being since the age of 12 and manifests throughout all aspects of my professional career, Hapū and Iwi initiatives, my whānau as well as personal experiences.

Hei oranga mōu, hei oranga mō tō iwi!