Kōkiri 34 – Pūhoro – Careers of the Future

Published in Kōkiri 34, Takurua 2016

The Māori Science Academy (MSA), is a partnership initiative involving Massey University, Te Puni Kōkiri and Year 11 students at six Manawatu schools and Murupara Area School. 
 
“Pūhoro lets us identify and catch students who might be struggling.  We work with them, the teachers and one-on-one tutors so that students can achieve their NCEA standards,” explains Naomi Manu, Associate Director of Massey University’s MSA programme. 

Students at the Massey University Pūhoro Waka Wars engaged in a hands-on science workshop, April 2016.

 Murupara Area School Principal, Dr Angela Sharples can see the benefits that science can give students.  She’s ecstatic that her remote rural school is able to take advantage of the Pūhoro Programme.   
 
“I look for educational initiatives that expose our tamariki to the opportunities in STEM in New Zealand and the wider world.   The support we are receiving through the Pūhoro Programme has been fantastic for our students and our school.”

 

Some of the attendees from the Pūhoro programme, front to back: Shahanna Tahere - Feilding High School (Ngāti Raukawa), Taine Davis - Palmerston North Boys High (Ngāti Kahungunu), Kahuroa Brown - Hato Paora (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tai), Rongomau Whaanga - Hato Paora (Ngāti Rangi/Muaupoko/Ngāti Kahungunu/Ngāti Pahauwera), and Teina Pirimona-Whaanga – Palmerston North Boys High (Ngāti Ruanui), at the Massey University Pūhoro Waka Wars, April 2016.

Students at the Massey University Pūhoro Waka Wars engaged in a hands-on science workshop, April 2016.

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