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Te Whare Ako

Te Whare Ako is the Whānau Learning and Professional Development arm of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust.  Based in Wellington, Te Whare Ako is responsible for the delivery of quality educational courses and wānanga for Kaiako, Kaimahi and whānau within Te Kōhanga Reo.

Who is responsible for your training?

The training team in your local Te Kōhanga Reo district office have the overall responsibility for your training, ensuring that you complete your study successfully.

Te Kōhanga Reo whānau have a key role in providing support and advice, and will help with ensuring that you are able to complete your course successfully.  Purapura (Kōhanga Reo cluster groups) also provide extra support where required. The whānau also arrange for a kaiāwhina to act as a mentor who support ākonga with completing their kete mahi.  Kaiāwhina will encourage, guide and support ākonga, and oversee their progress on behalf of the whānau.

General Information

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800KŌHANGA.

At the beginning of each study year, an induction are organised by the Tari ā-Rohe / Trust Regional Office across the country. Induction days are used to introduce ākonga to our courses and provide up front ākonga support. Tari ā-Rohe will make contact with all enrolled ākonga and provide details for each induction.

Te Kōhanga Reo offers Ngā Manu Pirere scholarships.  These scholarships are awarded to graduates of Te Kōhanga Reo who are undertaking tertiary study. 

We offer full-time full-year programmes. This means that you can access Student Allowance and Student Loans to help with your study costs. For more information go to www.studylink.govt.nz

All ākonga will be able to apply for a student ID card through Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust. The student ID card will be similar to that offered by other tertiary providers  including photo ID and a range of benefits.

Police vetting is a legal requirement by government and is  part of the safety checking process that all Kōhanga Reo must complete when employing or engaging staff whose work involves regular or overnight contact with children without parents or guardians being present. All adults in Kōhanga Reo who are paid or undertake an educational or training course must be police vetted. The Police vet is part of the Kōhanga Reo responsibility under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. 

If you are interested in enrolling in one of our courses and you are presently employed by your Kōhanga Reo then your current police vetting status is held on a confidential file at Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust.  For further information contact your tari ā rohe.