Kātahi te pai o te whakaako reo Māori e haere nei: kia kaha ake rā! Ko te kitenga matua tērā i te aromātaitanga o te reo Māori i ngā kura reo Ingarihi he rangahau i hokona e Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori nā te umanga rangahau o Haemata i whakahaere. E kīia ana he nui whakaharahara te rourou a ngā kura auraki ki te whakarauoratanga o te reo Māori, ina koa ki te āhua o te mārama, te mōhio hoki he kura te reo Māori, ka mutu, e rua, e rua te reo Māori me tō tātou Aotearoatanga.

Ko tā te Tumuaki, a Ngahiwi Apanui nā ngā kitenga, mārakerake nei te kitea te hua nui a ngā kaiako, o ā rātou mahi whakaako, me te kitenga ko ngā kura whai hōtaka pakari he pakari hoki ngā kaiarataki he hunga tino whakapono nei ki ngā hua o te reo Māori me ōna rourou ki te kura, otirā, ki te hapori whānui tonu. 

“Kitea ana i te rangahau he tino pai te wairua o ngā kaiako i ngā kura auraki ki te reo Māori, he mārama hoki he mea nui te hāpai i te mana o te reo Māori.

“He rawe te kite atu i te māramatanga ko te reo Māori he mea tautoko i te angitūtanga ā-mātauranga whānui. E kitea ana te reo Māori hei taonga whakapakari i te tuakiri o ngā ākonga Māori, he mea whakapakari i tō rātou tuakiri, hei tūāpapa hoki mō ngā ākonga Māori kia eke panuku hei Māori. 

“I te whakaū hoki te pūrongo i ngā wero ko te raru o ngā hōtaka reo Māori i te nuinga o te wā kei te wāteatanga o te kaiako kotahi kei a ia ngā kawenga reo Māori katoa o te kura, nō reira, ki te wehe atu te kaiako kua raru te akoranga. Kei te āwangawanga hoki ki ngā pūmanawa o ngā kura tuatahi auraki ki te whakahaere i ngā hōtaka i tua atu i te taumata tahi, taumata rua rānei o te marautanga, nā runga i te matatau reo Māori o ngā kaiako me tā rātou mōhio ki te whakaako i te reo hei reo tuarua. Me nui ake i te mana o te reo me te mārama pū ki te whakaora i te reo i te mātauranga. Me whakapau kaha tātou ki te tautoko i te mahi a ngā kura ki te āwhina i ngā tamariki ki te ako i te reo Māori, kia taea ai e rātou te kōrero i te reo i ngā wā katoa.

“Mai i te mahinga o te rangahau kua kite mātou i te pikinga o te pūtea nā Pūtea 2019. E kī ana te kōrero: Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu’ – me whai huruhuru tonu te reo Māori, huruhuru ā-moni nei, huruhuru hoki ā-ngākaunui nei, arā, te ngākaunui o ngā kaiako, o ngā poari kura, otirā o ngā mātua.E āta tirohia ana ngā kitenga e toru e Te Taura Whiri:

  1. te whakawhanake me te whakatinana i te mahere whakawhitiwhiti kōrero, whakatairanga whai tahua ki te whakapiki i te mōhio o ngā kura auraki ki tō rātou tino tūranga i ngā mahi whakarauora i te reo Māori.

  2. te whakawhanake me te whakatinana i te mahere mahi whakawhiti hinonga whai pūtea ki te tautoko i ngā kura tuatahi ki te whakaako ki tua atu i ngā taumata 1-2 o ngā aratohu mārautanga reo Māori, Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i te Reo Māori. 

  3. mahi tahi i te taha o Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga me ētahi atu hinonga, kaiwhakarato hoki,  ki te arotake i ngā aratohu Marautanga reo Māori mō ngā kura auraki (Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i te Reo) Māori me ngā tohu ā-motu mō te reo Māori – kia mātua whakarite he hāngai ki te take.