Rāwiri Wright reaffirms the value of Māori schools,with absenteeism an issue in mainstream

Rawiri Wright pic
Rāwiri Wright

 

I tēnei uiuinga, ka kōrero tahi a Tumamao Harawira rāua ko Rāwiri Wright. Ko Rāwiri te māngai mō ngā kura kaupapa o te motu.

Link to the original Manako interview:

 

My brief version:

 

Ko te kaupapa, ko tētahi pūrongo mō te kore tae atu a ētahi ākonga ki te kura i te tīmatanga o te kura, ko te matangaro o ētahi ākonga – he maha kē o rātou, he tamariki Māori.

Kua mārama i te tīmatanga o te uiuinga, i kuraina a Tumamao i tētahi kura kaupapa. E ai ki a ia, ina kua kore i tae atu ia ki te kura i te wā e tamariki ana, kua ‘ringihia tō taringa’ e tētahi whaea ki reira (he kōrero ngahau noa iho). Otirā, e ai ki a Rāwiri, ko te raru kē, kāore i te pai ngā kura auraki mō ngā tamariki Māori.

E ai ki a ia, kāore i tino kitea tēnei mea (ko te matangaro o ngā tamariki) i ngā kura Māori, i te mea, e rata ana ngā tamariki ki ngā āhuatanga katoa o ngā kura Māori, ki ngā kaiako o ngā kura, ki ngā mahi hoki i ērā momo kura. Ki a ia, ka whai mana tō rātou ahurea i ngā kura kaupapa Māori, nō reira, e rata ana ngā tamariki Māori ki ngā kura Māori.

E ai ki a Rāwiri (rāua ko Tumamao), ka aroha kē te pōhēhē o ētahi mātua Māori me haere ā rātou tamariki ki ngā kura auraki ki te whai angitū, ki te piki ki te taumata o te mātauranga. Ko tā Rāwiri, me whakatairanga tonu ngāi Māori i ngā painga o ngā kura Māori, kia mōhiotia ai e ngā mātua ngā hua pai o ērā momo kura. E ai ki a Rāwiri, i roto i ngā tatauranga mō ngā momo kura, kua kitea he pai ake ngā kura Māori mō ngā tamariki Māori. Ki a ia, ehara tērā i te whakapae noa iho, he meka kē.

Vocab

te māngai            spokesperson

matangaro          be absent

kuraina                 be schooled, attend school (passive)

auraki                    mainstream (kura auraki)

whai mana          have mana, have status or standing

ahurea                  culture

whai angitū         have success, be successful

whakatairanga  promote

tatauranga          statistics

whakapae           an assertion

he meka               a fact

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s