Kura Schools

VLN Primary School

We are pleased to recognise VLN Primary School for having a standout moment during this year’s Wā Tuku Reo Māori for their inspiring display of kotahitanga. Joining them for their ‘Online Rumaki’ were approximately 4000 tamariki from 77 kura across Aotearoa, sharing in karanga, karakia, waiata and kōrero. Their moment was led by students across the kura and was later distributed as a resource for more kura to enjoy and use throughout the year.

"We see there is a great need in our schools to provide opportunities to learn te reo Māori and to increase the number of confident te reo speakers. We work with schools to provide these opportunities online. Te reo Māori and Kapa Haka are our most popular classes. We want to raise the profile of learning online and get support for more schools to access our expertise and grow their confidence and capability in te reo me tikanga Māori."