Other Online Learning Opportunities

East@home distance learning should now be well underway. There are also other online learning opportunities offered by the Ministry of Education.

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV and Māori Television education broadcasting starts 9am 15 April

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV will start education broadcasting for early learners and students in Years 1–10 from 9am on Wednesday 15 April, with Māori Television launching te reo educational programmes on the same day.

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV will be free to air, on TVNZ channel 2+1 and on TVNZ on Demand, as well as on Sky Channel 502. It will run from 9am to 3pm on schooldays with programming for children and young people, as well as for parents.

Content will be grouped for early learners and students by age range, and will include play, literacy, mathematics, science, te reo Māori, physical education and wellbeing. All of the programmes will feature highly experienced teachers and presenters, along with wellbeing and movement experts.

Check the updates page of the site for daily programming information.

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV will be on air for one month with provision to extend beyond that if needed.

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV and the Māori Television programmes will be promoted on television and through social media.

Online learning for Te Reo Māori – Ki te Ao Mārama

Ki te Ao Mārama is a new online space on kauwhatareo.govt.nz that provides whānau with practical advice, guidance and resources to use with their tamariki.  It’s also intended to support the learning plan that kaiako may have prepared for their ākonga.

The site is available in both te reo Māori and English, and has a range of learning materials to cover ākonga in kōhungahunga, kura, wharekura, and te reo Māori immersion settings. The content includes activity templates, planning guides, links to helpful resources and access to storybooks, all conveniently arranged by age group.

You can also visit Ki te Ao Mārama to check out news items and get information about other aspects of our distance learning package for reo Māori learners.

New informative and educational content will continue to be added to Ki te Ao Mārama on a regular basis.


Live TV – Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora

We are committed to making distance learning accessible for all ākonga and whānau including those who may not have ready access to devices or the internet. 

We have partnered with Māori Television to provide educational te reo Māori programmes to ensure that learning in and through te reo Māori continues from home.


Mauri Reo Mauri Ora’, will broadcast via the Te Reo Channel on SkyTV and Vodafone TV Channel 52, Free view channel 15 and Māori TV website https://www.teaomaori.news/its-kura-your-own-home-mauri-reo-mauri-ora from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am-3pm for the next 10 weeks, starting on the 15th of April. The programmes will be aligned to the curriculum and contain age appropriate content that tamariki can do on their own, with their siblings or together as a whānau.

The programmes on Māori television are for reo Māori learners of all ages, with a focus on those who are aged 0-18, covering ākonga in kōhungahunga (early learning), kura tuatahi (primary) and wharekura (secondary).  

New web portal for whānau Māori

Kia Manawaroa is a new web portal for whānau Māori that will be live tomorrow on education.govt.nz.  Kia Manawaroa brings together information from the Ministry of Education and other education agencies, to support iwi and Māori audiences to increase their knowledge about educational choices available.  This will therefore provide opportunities for whānau to be more actively involved in supporting their children’s learning.

The purpose is to provide information for whānau about education, in a way that is clear, easy to understand and resonates with Māori.

“Kia manawaroa” is a common phrase in te reo Māori.  It is a call to action, to remain strong in the face of adversity. It was used on the battlefield, when paddling and sailing waka, in explorations for new homes or whenua, and in settling disputes. In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a call of encouragement, of rising to the challenge, of combining our strength to push through these dark times and emerge into the light – “Ki te Ao Mārama”