The Waka Ama Journey programme has been designed to increase student’s self-confidence, cultural connection, and develop a strong sense of belonging.
The programme will identify individual student’s strengths and build on these to develop leadership skills. This programme is experiential by nature and will provide a series of engaging and challenging learning opportunities for students.
It is a requirement for a school dean, senior management or staff member with pastoral care responsibility to attend with students. This allows the learning and connections developed to be fostered at school post course completion.
“The photos do not really show the ‘real’ impact that this trip has had on the kids and us teachers. They have found themselves and new friends. The ripple effect is already apparent around school. I have students I do not know saying kia ora on a daily basis!” – Secondary School Teacher
Course outline – Waka Ama Journey
Students will have the opportunity to achieve the following learning objectives:
• Increasing willingness to learn
• Understanding and assuming personal responsibility
• Developing belief in self and increasing confidence
• Developing a positive attitude
• Recognising and developing potential
• Developing resilience skills (coping with challenge and change)
• Developing positive communication skills
Inā kei te mōhio koe ko wai koe, i anga mai koe i hea. Tēnā ka mōhio koe, kei te anga atu koe ki hea.
If you know who you are and where you are from, then you will know where you are going.