Teaching Resources

Our Education team have created a variety of teaching resources to support the learning of your students at school or at home.

He Tohu sheet March 2020

He Tohu Activity

When rangatira Māori signed Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi, some of them used a part of their tā moko (facial tattoo) as their tohu (mark or sign). Use this activity for students to create their own tohu. What tohu would you design to represent yourself or your whānau?

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Stories of our Māori Placenames - Teaching Resource 'Identity'

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and Mahuru Māori is a great time to explore the significance in Māori culture of tapa whenua  – naming places, to record history and describe places. An inquiry unit for upper primary to lower secondary school students.

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Stories from Te Wharenui - Teaching Resource 'Identity'

Help your students explore their identity as it is represented inside te wharenui; an inquiry unit to use with students from upper primary to lower secondary schools.


Waka Inquiry Unit

Waka play an important role in our lives in Aotearoa New Zealand. This site contains inquiry units which can be used individually or combined into one longer inquiry unit.


Our Matariki

This resource provides educators (including parents) with practical hands-on activities to explore Matariki, linking to different Learning Areas of the New Zealand Curriculum. You can also download Digital Learning resources around Matariki from our Digital Learning page.