Whenu - key roles of leadership

The whenu of the korowai descends from te aho tapu. Each of the whenu depicts a key role of leadership, as outlined below:

Role of leader

Responsible for:

He kaitiaki: guardian

Ka maru koe i tōku pūreke, he kahu pītongatonga

protecting and nurturing a caring environment where people and ideas are valued; health, safety and well-being are enhanced; and relationships are strong

He kaiwhakarite: manager

E kore te matau e rawe ki te moana takai ai, engari anō a uta

effective and efficient management of people, environments and education that transforms teaching and learning communities

He kanohi matara: visionary

Māku e whatu,mā koutou e tāniko

innovative and visionary leadership to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in the 21st century as Māori and as citizens of the world

He kaiako: teacher and learner

Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere. Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao

reciprocal learning and exemplary modelling of innovation that leads to the effective creation, development and delivery of high-quality authentic learning contexts and practice

He kaimahi: worker

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini

‘leading by doing’: upholding collegial practices that build capability in others in pursuit of the goals of the kura

He kaikōtuitui: networker

Kotahi te kōhao o te ngira e kuhuna ai te miro mā, te miro pango, te miro whero

networking, brokering and facilitating relationships that contribute towards achieving kura goals

He kaiarataki: advocate

Kaua e rangiruatia te hāpai o te hoe; e kore tō tātou waka e ū ki uta

promoting the development and implementation of strategies, plans and policies to realise learners’ potential and their educational success as Māori

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