This whakatauki acknowledges team effort, that one’s success is due to the support and contribution of many. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes community/a team to enable an individual’s success. It’s a good whakatauki to use when wanting to acknowledge the support of many
All centre members play a role in supporting each other to be amazing kaiako at Playcentre. Centre Education Officers are often people at Playcentre with a passion for learning. They promote the benefits of the education programme and support ākonga at their centre, however this mahi can be taken on by anyone who would like to support whānau to be the best kaiako they can be, it doesn’t have to be limited to Education Officers.
The following information has been put together for people who’d like to support ākonga in the Playcentre Education programme. Remember that your role is to help point them in the right direction, inspire and motivate, and help them access the resources they need – but not to do the mahi for them.