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Te Wananga o Aotearoa
AKO WANANGA 3 - Living Learning Teaching
Na Phillipa Milroy
Tena koutou katoa
To be a teacher is to share the gifts of knowledge with those we encounter. With knowledge we grow, we expand horizons and we are changed. No matter how great or small the amount, knowledge holds the quality to transform.
I believe that our first obligation as an agent of transformation is to know ourselves, to explore our own ways of knowing and being, to act from the heart of who we are and form philosophy that is meaningful and sincere.
I have learned that I see the big picture first, mauri ora.
I visualise what that might look like, feel like, sound like and taste like, then seek the finest elements that hold the possibilities to create a masterpiece.
The takepu, kaitiakitanga, ahurutanga and koha guide us to create a meaningful canvas. The akonga bring the colour, so that together, we learn how to paint.
Creating our own symbols that represent our thoughts, beliefs and actions, allows us to reflect upon the path we are walking.
We consider our experiences, thoughts and ideas.
We make changes, stay true and grow.
I am a daughter,
I am a mother,
I am a grandmother,
And a great grandmother.
I have experienced the agony & ecstasy of Life.
I have taught many and learned much more
And I have come to know who I am.
My inspiration comes from Nature.
The Universe and all that is within show me the answers.
I only need to ask the right questions.
I need to watch, to feel, to hear and to experience more deeply the rhythm within the Universe.
And so I plant seeds, nurture young plants, feed and care for them.
I watch them grow to the rhythm, blossom, ripen and mature.
All different, all beautiful, they are the gifts of Nature.
I reflect and I think I am a gardener.
The garden is a metaphorical way of looking at our way of living and learning.
It is a simple philosophy based on values, planning, preparation and care that can apply to people in all situations.
We develop relationships, we share, we grow and strive to reach potential.
Sometimes our plans don’t turn out as we hoped and then we try again.
The garden is a place of transformation
The Vital Elements Earth, Air, Water & Light.
Ahurutanga me Koha
The Planning, Preparation, Environment and Care.
The Seeds, the future
Family & Companions
The Harvest, the Fruit and the Flowers, the Colour and Celebration of Life.
Through the many generations we maintain our beliefs, our values and hold on to the knowledge that has been passed down to us. We live, we learn and we teach. We love.
“He aha te kai a te rangatira?
He korero, he korero,
“ What is the food of a leader?
It is knowledge,
it is communication.”
Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa.
Na Hinepuariari Milroy
Kura Rewiti artist
By Catriona Pene
Fantail by New Zealand artist Flox (Hayley King). https://nz.pinterest.com/pin/280841726735557749/