Strengthening Biculturalism Wananga for Centres and Schools – Anaru and Marie Kapa

Do you feel this is an area where your centre/kura is challenged?
Come along to our hui over 2 separate Saturdays to gain a better understanding and look at ways you can strengthen biculturalism in your centre/kura while staying true to Montessori philosophy.

This is a 2 day workshop/wananga for kaiako/kaiārahi of centres and kura combined and is the last one to be run in 2017.

Day 1

Look at Māori worldview, key constructs, kauae runga (key principles), kauae raro (key practices). The day will also include the journey of Māori and Te Ao Māori systems from pre European contact to present day contact,

Day 2

Look at Montessori World view, Montessori vision, kauae runga (key principles), kauae raro (key practices) and unveiling the key worldview commonalities of te ao Māori and Montessori.

Within both wananga will be integrated experiential learning opportunities which include waiata, proverbs, metaphors, purakau (stories) and games.

Location and Dates


22nd July and 26th August
Time: 9 – 4 pm
Little Star Montessori House of Children, 21 Buisson Glade, West Harbour, Auckland.

Cost $500. This is for up to 4 kaiako (teachers) from a centre/kura for both days and is only for member centre/schools. Each course the maximum number is capped at 40.


Please bring kai to share for morning and afternoon tea and lunch.


The same kaiako must attend both wananga. No substitutions.
To enable MANZ to monitor the impact of these wananga all centres/kura will need to send a reflection to following the second wananga reflecting what shift has been made in their practice as a result of attending wananga.

Facilitator Bios

Anaru Kapa

No Te Aupouri, Ngati Maniapoto, Tainui ahau
Ko Potahi me Turangawaewae oku marae
Ko Ngati Ngawaero me Ngati Mahuta oku hapu

Marie Kapa

Ko Te Arawa me Whakatohea oku iwi
Ko Opatia me Tarimano oku marae
Ko Ngati Pikiao me Ngati Rangiwewehi oku hapu

Anaru and Marie have over 15 years of coaching and presenting professional development. They have delivered staff professional development to Montessori (ece and primary), Puna Reo, and Mainstream Early Child Care centres in cultural identity, culture and language. They are whānau ora facilitators through Te Puni Kokiri and iwi Trusts, Te Wananga o Aotearoa business training course facilitators and teach te reo Māori and te ao Māori to primary schools.