What’s REACH doing here? Why does this matter for you?
Gifted Māori children are all too rarely identified in mainstream schools, so the Nga Potiki iwi in Papamoa, Tauranga won a Ministry “Events & Opportunities” contract and asked REACH to help them set up a special hui and workshop programme, aimed at identifying such tamariki and linking them to their culture through their areas of exceptional ability.
Everyone involved, including REACH, is learning heaps! Associate Minister Tracey Martin is coming in October to see the outcome, and then we hope to share what we’ve learnt with mainstream colleagues.