Poutama Pounamu

Resources and information


Poutama Pounamu in action

Mere Berryman is the Tauranga-based manager of Waikato University's Poutama Pounamu Education Research and Development Centre. She previously worked as a teacher and a leader within the Ministry of Education, including Te Kotahitanga, a research and professional development programme which helps teachers and schools better support Māori student achievement.

Culturally responsive teaching

There are over 400 Māori students attending Whangarei Boys' High School. Ensuring their success as Māori is vital and is a priority for the school's leadership team. To support the school's goals, Team Solutions facilitators have worked with the school leaders and teachers to help them adapt their pedagogy to focus on a more culturally responsive and relational approach to teaching and engaging with students’ whānau, hapu and iwi.
Piritahi ASL Hui Sept 2108.pptx

Piritahi ASL Hui Slideshow


Website resources.pptx

Revisiting some key ideas around CRP


ASL Nov.pptx

Poutama Pounamu PD

Schools and classrooms are crucial sites wherein students’ beliefs about their ability to initiate, engage with, and successfully complete learning tasks are shaped.


2020 Cook Islands Language Week

Cook Island Resources

A huge thank you to Bryan Leilua

who has given us permission to share these resources.

Copy of 2020 Tonga Language Week Presentation

Tonga Language Resources

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who has given us permission to share these resources.

Tokelau Language Week Presentation 2020

Tokelau Language Resources

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who has given us permission to share these resources.

Witherlea Samoa Language Week 2020

Samoan Language Resources

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who has given us permission to share these resources.

2020 Niue Language Week Presentation

Niue Language Resources

A huge thank you to Bryan Leilua

who has given us permission to share these resources.