Māori Education Grants 2018


Pūtea Tautoko Mātauranga Māori nā Tātai Aho Rau 2018
2018 CORE Education Māori Grants 

Kia Māui tō rite! 

“Be like Māui”

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 not-for-profit organisation who are all about pushing the boundaries of educational possibility. We have a strong desire to transform education, and believe that new technologies are the most exciting way to engage 21st Century learners across all education and training sectors. Tātai Aho Rau is a concept that guides our professional practice at CORE and it encapsulates four key elements: Whakapapa, Reo, Tikanga and Wairua.

Tātai Aho Rau - Purpose

CORE Education offers grants that advance Māori from early years through to secondary, for individuals, whānau, and/or Māori communities. The purpose of the Māori education grants are to enhance Māori distinctiveness, illuminate creative potential, and support successful educational pathways.

Our theme this year highlights Māui, a supernatural being who embodies curiosity, disruptiveness, determination, fearlessness, and a little bit of cheekiness  - ‘just like Māui’ whose feats transformed our lives and provided us with endless opportunities.

The rapidly changing technological world our tamariki are growing up in means educators need to respond swiftly to these learning needs. To align with the new Hangarau Matihiko curriculum, we are looking for creative and exciting initiatives that will ensure our tamariki are leaders in this field, and become active creators of digital technologies.

Kia hihiko te mati hangahanga rau, kia Māui tō rite!

We invite you, the descendants of Māui, to pursue your aspirations and apply.

Eligibility of Applicants:

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Applicants for these grants may be either:

  • Māori students who would like financial support to assist them to participate in an educational activity or innovation that enhances their educational success.
  • Organisations or committees who hold events that provide opportunities for Māori students to celebrate and showcase their cultural capabilities and distinctiveness.
  • Educators who wish to provide special initiatives that enhance digital technology learning opportunities for Māori students.
  • Māori educators/students who wish to attend an event, course or conference that enhances or extends their:
    • Mātauranga Māori understanding, knowledge or practice;
    • pedagogical understanding of future focused learning;
    • implementation of digital technologies;
    • digital fluency

Successful Recipients:

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Recipients of CORE Education Māori Grants will acknowledge some or all aspects of Tātai Aho Rau:


  • Demonstrate a commitment to the education of Māori students in Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary education;
  • Show a commitment to learning, their school and community;
  • Commit to sharing their new learning with colleagues/peers/the community.


  • Be working in a school/centre/organisation that promotes and actively encourages the use of te reo me ōna tikanga Māori;
  • Is a bilingual/immersion setting committed to the revitalisation and/or intergenerational transmission of te reo Māori.


  • Be actively engaged in and seek opportunities to gain new learning that will support Māori students to access and contribute to te ao Māori and te ao whānui.


  • Seeking opportunities to be involved in new innovations and sharing of ideas that enhance, add value to te ao Māori.

Recipients are required to:

  • Complete an update to the Māori Grants Committee every school term;
  • Submit either a blog and/or vlog showcasing how the grant has contributed to the given kaupapa;
  • Present their research findings at an applicable CORE event.

Important dates:

1 Sept 2017

Applications closed

8 Sept 2017

Successful applicants were notified 

13 Oct 2017

Successful applicants will be formally announced online


Funds released to successful applicants

Contact details for Applications:

Māori Grants Committee
C/- Hariata Tutua-Nathan
CORE Education Christchurch
PO Box 13-678

For further information please email: hariata.tutua-nathan@core-ed.org or 021 919 365 (on behalf of the Māori Grants Committee)