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posted 4 Sep 2017, 14:20 by Susan Ngawati Osborne

Cobham School, Gisborne - A true Community School.
We had a fantastic training day with Cobham School on Saturday 26th August and for the first time, included whanau in the training. The School created a lovely space, put on a beautiful spread and we even took home a Hangi - specially prepared for the day. Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa, te whanau a Cobham School.
Here is feedback from Teresa Scott, Principal:

"Just for information sharing and an update. Our Mana Enhancement community approach training day was last Saturday. We had aunties, uncles, grandparents, BOT, RTLB, parents & teachers in attendance (20 in total). Feedback we have had so far includes:

"This is life changing."
"I can use this to help my whanau be stronger"
"I have seen the impact this makes and it is worth doing it for the kids"
"Every thing makes sense for me now. I have a better understanding of what I can do to help"
"I can use this as my behaviour management in the classroom."
"This will help me understand my students better"
"This day helped heal me."

Our teachers have already taken it into their classrooms and started to unpack the approach with their students. Students comments are so alive when it comes to talking about this. I have posted a few videos on our facebook page if you have time to check them out". Teresa Scott, Principal Cobham School.

Cobham's second training day is on Saturday 16th September. We can't wait!

Training at Cobham School in Gisborne to include Whānau!

posted 20 Jul 2017, 18:58 by Susan Ngawati Osborne

We are excited to be training at Cobham School in Gisborne on 26th August 2017.  This training will be a little different, in that whānau from the school community wish to participate.  

We will be designing special Te Ara Whakamana: Mana Enhancement resources for 
whānau members and plan to work alongside staff at Cobham School to create a powerful shared experience.  Will definitely keep you posted on the outcomes of this training.

Te Aratika Academy, Hastings

posted 14 May 2017, 22:43 by Susan Ngawati Osborne

We are pleased to be training staff at Te Aratika Academy, Hastings on 25th May 2017. Te Aratika is a new partnership Senior Secondary School for boys and is run under a Maori/Pasifika philosophy.  The kaupapa of Te Ara Whakamana:Mana Enhancement fits into this philosophy well and we are very excited at the opportunity to work alongside these passionate educators.

World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, Toronto, Canada July 22 - 28, 2017

posted 26 Mar 2017, 17:28 by Susan Ngawati Osborne

We have been invited to present Te Ara Whakamana: The Mana Enhancement Model at WIPCE this year and our team will be travelling to Toronto to present our Model on a world stage - very exciting! 

Ministry of Education Pilot

posted 26 Mar 2017, 17:24 by Susan Ngawati Osborne

We are currently running a whole of school pilot with the MoE Special Education in two schools; Richmond Primary School, Maraenui, Napier (contact Maurice Rehu, Principal) and Arahoe School. New Lynn, Auckland (contact Pia Harre,SENCO) . Both schools are fully and enthusiastically engaged with Te Ara Whakamana:Mana Enhancement and are already experiencing excellent outcomes. The pilot is being independently evaluated by Aatea Solutions and we will finish gathering the data on 26 May 2017.  We will feedback on the outcomes of the pilot by the end of June so watch this space! 

Te Ara Whakamana: Mana Enhancement Training in Auckland 15th April and 13th May 2016

posted 27 Mar 2016, 23:01 by Susan Ngawati Osborne   [ updated 25 Feb 2017, 19:54 ]

AKO Solutionz are pleased to announce that we will be delivering our 2 day Te Ara Whakamana: Mana Enhancement Training Workshops in Auckland on Friday 15th April and Friday 13th May 2016 at Glenbrae School, Leybourne Circle, Glen Innes.  

We invite you to join us and learn how to achieve transformational results when working for positive behaviour change. To register, email sngawatiosborne@akosolutionz.com (This training is limited to 30 participants).

Stand Downs, Exclusions and Expulsions reduced to Zero - New data from Manawatu College

posted 27 Mar 2016, 22:49 by Susan Ngawati Osborne   [ updated 10 Oct 2016, 18:37 ]

Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou katoa,

After being involved in a 2 day pilot training programme in 2012, Manawatu College were so convinced of the value of Mana Enhancement that they embedded it as a school wide approach, from the Board of Trustees level right through from the Principal to all staff.  Four years later, Mana Enhancement has been proven as a powerful intervention tool.

Manawatu College have been operating their own Mana programme for some years in attempt to shift what they termed, “unacceptable statistics for Māori students”.  After implementing the Mana Enhancement Model with all students in 2012 and adopting a school wide approach, stand downs, exclusions and expulsions reduced to zero and correspondingly, academic achievement increased to very high levels.

There have also been considerable improvements in school culture and staff satisfaction.

Waynne Napier, Deputy Principal at Manawatu College explains, “Since we introduced Mana Enhancement, the staff are more able to govern the states of inner well-being, allowing for massive improvements in teaching, stress control and student empowerment.”

Matapuna Training Centre, an Alternative Education school in Gisborne, is also currently gathering data to show the transformational impact Mana Enhancement has had on their students. We are looking forward to see this data as it comes through, and will keep you updated.

Mauri ora
Susan

Waynne is happy to discuss the positive impact Mana Enhancement has had on Manawatu College. For further information, please contact him on wnapier@manawatucollege.school.nz.

CORE -ed ULearn 15 Conference, Thursday 8 October

posted 22 Sep 2015, 15:14 by Susan Ngawati Osborne   [ updated 17 Oct 2016, 01:03 ]

Kia ora,

We are pleased to be presenting Mana Enhancement at the CORE-ed ULearn 15 Conference in Auckland on Thursday 8 October. 

We look forward to meeting many new people and sharing our innovative tool with them. Our 90 minute presentation will include an introduction to the Māori Creation Story and will show how Māori Gods, myths and legends and the messages they contain, deeply resonate with Māori and also with all New Zealanders.
For more information on the CORE-ed ULearn Conference, visit http://www.events.core-ed.org/ulearn


If you are attending, please come and introduce yourselves to Nigel and I - we would love to meet you!


Susan Ngawati Osborne

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