Bicultural Focus

Tikanga ā-rua

We are a bicultural organisation, practicing tikanga and embedding te reo Māori into our daily mahi

We have adopted an innovative way of working that enhances and celebrates the importance and uniqueness of New Zealand's bicultural heritage.

Māori concepts and tikanga are woven throughout our programmes and are combined with the best in international ECE research and practice.

Māori teaching staff lead the delivery of the bicultural components of our programmes.  Each teaching base has kaumātua and kuia who advise on protocol and enhance the understanding of te ao Māori.  Teaching bases reflect the particular kawa of their region and undertake practices in accordance with mana whenua.

The governance of Te Rito Maioha is supported by a National Kaumātua and Kaiwhakahaere, and positions are reserved for Māori membership.