Appendix 3: Glossary of terms and programmes

Te Reo Maori

English meaning

hapu

sub-tribe, kinship group

iwi

tribe, wider kinship group

karakia

prayer, grace

kaupapa Maori

Maori way of being

pepeha

a statement that identifies the ancestral links of Maori

te ao Maori

the Maori world

te reo

the Maori language

tikanga

customary practices

Turangawaewae

a place to stand; places where we feel especially empowered and connected; our foundation, our place in the world, our home.

waiata

song(s)

whakapapa

genealogy

whanau

family

whariki

woven mat

Samoan

English meaning

aiga

family

aoga

full immersion Samoan education and care service

fa’aloalo

respect

poutu

main supporting posts (pillars)

Programmes and terms used in schools

PMP

Perception motor programme

WALTS

We are learning to . . .

Jolly phonics

An alphabet phonics programme