Integrating Te Ao Māori in your centre (Online Workshop)

09:30:00 to 11:30:00
New Zealand

Throughout the year we have hosted several hui, in partnership with our whanau with the aspiration to learn and grow together to strengthen our knowledge and understanding of Te Ao Māori.

In this workshop we will explore some of the ways we have integrated Te Ao Maori within our centre community.

These include aspects such as;

  • Language Rich environments.
  • Regular whānau Hui
  • Matariki - Moving beyond a superficial level of understanding.
  • PLD with Staff
  • Holistic approach and ways of being.
  • Making connections to our local Iwi.
  • Evaluation- How do we know we have made progress?

How have we improved our relationship and connections with whanau Maori?

In this workshop we will share some of our successes and challenges of our journey so far. This includes what this has meant for us as leaders to collaborate and articulate what it means to be a Te Tiriti led organisation. We will provide the opportunity for you to then reflect and navigate how your hāpori/community strengthens their knowledge and understanding of Te Ao Māori.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Encourage knowledge and understanding of Te Ao Māori
  • Exploring what this means for you in practice for your context.
  • Evaluation- How do we know we have made progress?

About Melody Stuckey

My Educational Leadership comes from a diverse perspective due to the privilege of working at Governance, Management and at Tertiary level.

I also come with international experience and was a Head of School for Dulwich College International for 10 years.

After returning to New Zealand 6 years ago, I moved into the role of National Coordinator for CECEAA (An Early Years Association). This position included organising and facilitating PLD across our member centres and was largely a support and guidance role. It also included representing the organisation on ECAC.

Currently I am the General Manager and Educational Leader for 3 private Early Childhood Centres in the Hawkes Bay. I am also currently the ECE Service Leader’s Representative for the Teaching Council.


  • Online teacher workshops are not recorded, but presentation slides will be made available to registrants.
  • Each workshop costs: $65+GST (ECC members), $95+GST (non members)
  • Any cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance of the workshop will incur a 10% administration fee. Any cancellations made within 24 hours of the workshop will not be eligible for a refund.
  • We will endeavour to provide as much advance notice of a change as is possible, but we cannot accept responsibility for staff time or backfilling positions