Te Kōhanga Reo established the alumni foundation ‘He Manu Pīrere nō Te Kōhanga Reo’ as a future framework for sustained engagement between, and greater opportunities for, graduates of Te Kōhanga Reo and their whānau.
The term Pīrere is a literal translation for birds who leave or have already left their respective nest, which in this case refers to the graduates of Kōhanga Reo ‘language nest’. The second part of the name, ‘nō te Kōhanga Reo’ seeks to reaffirm the place from which these graduates took flight, the Kōhanga Reo that nurtured them, and to encourage continued involvement with the Kaupapa itself.
He Manu Pīrere was launched in November 2017 in Hamilton during the ‘Nōku te reo, Nōku te ao’ expo. It is part of the innovative framework that acknowledges the many graduates of the Kaupapa through the new Alumni foundation and the revised scholarships distribution programme.
KŌHANGA REO SCHOLARSHIPS
The Kōhanga Reo Scholarships are made possible by Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust, our preferred providers, and Taihonoa, in association with Victoria University.
Below is a complete list of the available scholarships for 2023:
|Scholarship Name||Scholarship Type||No. of|
|$ Value of|
|He Kete Whakairo||Tā Hemi Henare (PHD) Scholarship||1||$10,000|
|Ngā Kete Pīngao||Master’s Scholarships||4||$2,000 each|
|Ngā Kete Kiekie||Postgraduate Scholarships||4||$1,500 each|
|Ngā Kete Harakeke||Undergraduate Scholarships||16||$1,000 each|
|Ngā Kete Kōnae||He Ringa Raupā Trade Scholarships||10||$1,000 each|
KŌHANGA REO TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIPS
Annual scholarships are available to He Manu Pīrere Graduates who, in the first instance, meet the list of standard criteria. Applications open in February each year for a limited time.
To apply for a scholarship, or for more information, see He Manu Pīrere nō te Kōhanga Reo Tertiary Scholarships.
PAST SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
He Manu Pīrere Scholarship Recipients 2022
He Manu Pīrere Scholarship Recipients 2021
He Manu Pīrere Scholarship Recipients 2020
He Manu Pīrere Scholarship Recipients 2019
He Manu Pīrere Scholarship Recipients 2018
PROJECTS OF INTEREST
He Manu Pīrere will provide more opportunities for Te Kōhanga Reo to promote its activity, enabling members to engage in and contribute to projects of interest.