Te Kōhanga Reo established the new 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 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 as a means 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 acknowledging the many graduates of Kaupapa through the new Alumni foundation and the revised scholarships distribution programme.

No reira e ngā Manu Pīrere nō Te Kōhanga Reo, nau mai, hoki mai ki te Kaupapa.

Alumni Membership

All Kōhanga Reo graduates that apply for a scholarship will be automatically enrolled as a He Manu Pīrere alumni. As an alumni member, you will be registered for a Whānau Card, which provides discounts on selected items from a wide range of suppliers. You will also be notified of the annual scholarships and any other applicable activities of interest.

1. Become an Alumni – Kōhanga Reo graduates can register as an alumni, youmay subscribe by emailing their name,
address and Kōhanga Reo details to: hemanupirere@kohanga.ac.nz

2. Scholarship Applications – Applications for scholarships are now open.

3. Whānau Card – We invite all registered members of He Manu Pīrere to complete an application to the Te Kōhanga Reo whānau card, which provides discounts on selected items, from a wide range of suppliers.

Applications for 2020 Scholarships are now open and close on Friday 20 March 2020. Apply now!

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