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Mana tangata


Opportunities for learning are equitable, and each child’s contribution is valued.

Ko te whakatipuranga tēnei o te kiritau tangata i roto i te mokopuna kia tū māia ai ia ki te manaaki, ki te tuku whakaaro ki te ao.


Contribution | Children learn with and alongside others.

Mana tangata | Children have a strong sense of themselves as a link between past, present, and future.


Children experience an environment where:

  • there are equitable opportunities for learning, irrespective of gender, ability, age, ethnicity, or background
  • they are affirmed as individuals
  • they are encouraged to learn with and alongside others.

Learning outcomes

Over time and with guidance and encouragement, children become increasingly capable of:

  • treating others fairly and including them in play | te ngākau makuru
  • recognising and appreciating their own ability to learn | te rangatiratanga
  • using a range of strategies and skills to play and learn with others | te ngākau aroha.

The resources in this section support kaiako in weaving this strand into their local curriculum.