CORE Māori Education Grants

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Kia ora

The CORE Māori Education Grants are to enhance Māori distinctiveness, illuminate creative potential, and support successful educational pathways.

CORE has a strong desire to transform the educational landscape for Māori students, and support innovative ideas that have supporting Māori success at their heart. We also believe that new technologies are one of the most exciting ways to engage Māori 21st Century learners across all education sectors.

Māori Education Grant recipients 2016

The CORE Māori Education Grants committee have the pleasure of awarding funding to support the following applicants:

Amanda Smith

Te Kōhanga Reo ki Papatoetoe

Funding towards digital resource development.


Moana Shuttleworth

Te Kura o Waikaremoana

Funding towards continuation of community gardens.


Kevin Waho

Fielding High School

Funding towards the implementation of the Tū Manukura Māori Mentoring programme at Fielding High School.


Leanne Bidios

Ngongotahā Rumaki Reo

Funding to support the development and continuation of their Marau ā-Kura with tamariki, whānau and community.


Marnie Reinfelds (on behalf Ngamotu Rongomai)

Frankley School

Awarded an iPad to support Ngamotu (student) and his learning needs.


Angela Pearson (on behalf of Jahkahn Hulena)

Devon Intermediate

Funding to support Jahkahn (student) to attend the AIM’s 2016 games and represent his school in Sevens Rugby.


Liliana Clarke

He Poutoko Mātauranga - Eastbay REAP - Rural Education Activities Programme

Funding to support purchase of Robotics Kit. The Robotics Kit is the perfect way to unleash creativity in students and those new to electronics, empowering them to create inventions of every shape and size, with no prior experience. Students can learn the basics of electronics, explore STEAM principles, form the foundations of critical thinking.


Glen Mitchel

Te Kāreti o Manawatū

Funding towards tools to support Whakairo as a subject at Manawatū College.


Maata Wharehoka

Parihaka Network: Ngā Manu Korihi

Funding to support the aspirations of Parihaka Network: Ngā Manu Kōrihi involve developing resources to support peace activities, community development, conflict resolution and reconciliation.


Matthew Fraser

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi

Funding towards the purchase of a 3D Printer to support the Year 10 3D printer and design course through Te Hāpua.


Colin Tarr (on behalf of Tania Chapman)

Titahi Bay North School

Full ULearn Registration


Marie Moore

Hastings Christian School

Full ULearn Registration


Laela Carmichael

Richmond Road School

Full ULearn Registration


Kōkiri Digital

Te Wharekura o Tauranga Moana

To support the development of a coding academy to educate students to develop apps so they can teach parents, whānau, communities and other Kura Kaupapa and Wharekura.


Juanita Hepi

Aranui Primary School

Funding towards a film-making project documenting the superheroes / Māui within the Aranui community as they are today, yesterday and tomorrow.


Mero Rokx

Hei Reo Whānau

Awarded funding towards translation fees for Mahimaina (Minecraft) kupu, English to Māori translation.