He Waka Eke Noa | We're in this together


He moana pukepuke e ekengia e te waka.

A choppy sea can be navigated.

We have all found ourselves navigating some new and choppy waters right now. We want to acknowledge the manaakitanga everyone is showing each other at this time, which is evident in how the sector is rallying together for their learners and communities. We are all in the same boat, so by working together we can navigate through this.

We understand that you will be going through significant disruption as we shift nationally to working online. We are here to support you with this process. Working in blended ways is how we’ve always worked, and our staff are available to support you virtually across all aspects of our business.

While our offices are temporarily closed, we remain open for business!

Our teams are ready with creative ways to work with you across a range of learning environments and communities, including bilingual and total immersion reo Māori settings.

In the coming days and weeks we will provide more useful information, tips and advice for schools, kura and centres and add it to this page to support you to transition to distance learning.


Resources, tools and content to support those teaching and learning te reo Māori - kauwhatareo.govt.nz

Advice and resources to support learning at home - learningfromhome.govt.nz


Read helpful tips from our facilitation team in our first in a series of blog posts:

Learning at home: start with relationships


Join our He Kohinga Rauemi Tautoko - Support Resources for Schools, Kura and EY Centres group on edSpace

Note: To contribute to this discussion you will need to signup to edSpace and join the group.


Follow us on Facebook for updates and information - CORE Facebook

LEARNZ virtual experiences

LEARNZ is a programme of free virtual field trips, helping students access the inaccessible. Visit inspiring places around Aotearoa, Antarctica and beyond! We encourage you to use our lockdown activities, and back catalogue of field trip material.

Useful links


COVID-19: What you need to know - Education NZ

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