What if weaving was so 'everyday' within whanau that even our rangatahi knew how to weave?
Pictured: Dara Barton (Ngati Rārua,Te Atiawa
Meet Soraya McConachy and her daughter Dara Barton (17). Soraya is learning to weave kākahu with Veranoa Hetet at the Hetet School of Māori Art while Dara is learning Raranga online with Veranoa through Te Kura and has been assessed by Veranoa and awarded NCEA credits in Raranga.
Soraya and Dara enjoy weaving together as well as on their own.
When Learning For Teens Is Fun! and They Get NCEA Credits
Secondary School students like Dara are now able to follow online lessons with Veranoa Hetet if enrolled with Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu or through dual enrolment via their secondary school.
They can choose to learn both Raranga and Taaniko and be assessed for credits towards NCEA.