Understanding the impact of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in language education settings

Auckland:  13th August 2021, 9.00am - 4.00pm, The University of Auckland Epsom Campus, 74 Epsom Avenue, Auckland.  Room A201A (A Block).

(Auckland registrations are now closed as the workshop is full). 


Wellington:  16th August 2021, 9.00am - 4.00pm, Petherick Tower, 38 Waring Taylor Street, Wellington Central.  Level 8. (Wellington registrations are now closed)




This brand-new EXPLORE workshop is for all teachers at primary and secondary school level who wish to extend their understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, to enhance and provide a bi-cultural learning environment for students in Aotearoa.  

An understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty) is critical to working effectively within the education setting and classrooms in Aotearoa. Gaining an appreciation of the context, intentions and on-going significance of the Treaty enables teachers to recognise its applicability to their lives and work.   

This one-day workshop provides participants with an understanding of why we have a Treaty, what it says, colonisation and its impacts, and current Treaty issues.  

It also provides an opportunity to briefly consider personal responses and actions as a classroom teacher.   

Who Should Attend

This workshop is open to all HODs, DPs and all primary and secondary school language teachers.




Lunch will be provided.  Please detail any dietary needs in the relevant section of the Registration Form.

Application Deadline

Auckland:  6th August 2021:  Registrations are now closed as the workshop is full.

Wellington:  9th August 2021.


Additional Information

Workshop content includes:

Why have we got a treaty?
o    Origins and settlement
o    1830s - hapū, Crown, Pākehā relationships
o    He Wakaputanga/Declaration of Independence

What does Te Tiriti o Waitangi say?
o    Understanding the wording and its implications

What happened post-signing?
o    Colonisation process
o    Impacts of colonisation
o    Māori responses


Where we are at now?
o    Key events since 1975: including Treaty settlements
o    Te Tiriti, colonisation and inequity in education


Engaging with Te Tiriti in education
o    Responses within the education sector
o    Collective and personal actions to uphold te Tiriti