Maori Culture for Schools Programme

This programme is a unique opportunity for students to experience local Maori Culture in a working urban Marae. Our Education team take care of the students and we encourage the teachers and parents to participate in the programme.

Our programme is aligned to these major school curriculum areas for Primary Schools Level 1-2 and Intermediate Schools Level 3-4:

  • Social Studies ‘Places and Environment Levels 1-4
  • Social Studies ‘Culture and Heritage’ Levels 1-4
  • Science ‘Living world’ Levels 1-4
  • The Arts ‘Visual Arts’ Levels 1-4

Key Details of the Maori Culture for Schools Programme:

  • Traditional Powhiri, Waiata and Poroporoaki
  • Workshops: - focusing on Whakapapa(Our Geneology), Marae protocol, history, whakairo and artworks
  • Traditional Maori games
  • Maori Waiata (songs)
  • Harakeke (weaving)
  • Programme availability - Tuesday - Friday
  • Programme duration: 10.00am-1.30pm
  • Maximum capacity per group per day 60

Teachers and Parents can participate in helping with morning tea. This is a significant part of Maori culture called Whakawhanaungatanga (sharing who you are) that we encourage as part of the programme

Cultural Experiences
Events and Conference Venue
Specialty Library
Education Provider
Health Provider
Urban Marae
Awataha Marae is based on the North Shore in Auckland.  We exist to help people realise their potential and to bring together people of all cultures. Kotahitanga encompasses all we stand for - we invite you to join us.
Awataha Marae
58 Akoranga Drive
North Shore City  0627
Ph. (09) 486 5467