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Introduction

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Tukuna kia topa, kia tiu, kia tau
  whakanuia ko te hau, whakanuia ko te wai,
  Ko te hā.
 
  Tākiri ko te rā, ko te ura,
  kia kōiri ake ko te mura, ko te hā.
  Ko te ao e kori ake nei e kori ake nei
 
  Ei, ko te ao kori e.
 
Ko te oranga o te tangata ko tana mōhio ki te whakahaere i a ia, i tōna taiao i te ao whānui hoki. Kia āta whakarongo, kia āta titiro, kia āta whāwhā kia āta tūpato. He wairua o ngā mea katoa. Hopukina te hā, te kōiri, te pū hei oranga motuhake, whakanuia, whakaarihia, whakamoemitihia. Ko te ao kori ā-roto, ā-waho hei pure i te whakaaro, hei whakakaha i te tinana, hei whakaaio i te wairua.
 
  Ei, ko te ao kori e."
 
  Be free, soar, be at peace,
  celebrate the wind, celebrate the water,
  celebrate the air.
 
  The sun pierces, gleams.
  Flames burst forth, life.
  The world moves, it moves.
  
The well-being of a person comes from self-knowledge and confidence in one's place in the immediate and wider worlds. Listen carefully, look with an open mind, touch tenderly, and exercise caution. In te ao kori, all living things have their own energy. Grasp the source, the sound, the movement for your own well-being – celebrate it, proclaim it, appreciate it. Te ao kori comes from within but is expressed externally, opening the mind, strengthening the body, and settling the spirit.
 
  Ei, it is alive.

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How to use this resource

The sections, Introduction, What is te ao kori, and Planning te ao kori experiences offer an insight into the principles that underpin te ao kori and provide suggestions for how teachers can plan learning experiences to meet those principles.

The section Intended outcomes links the user directly to a chosen activity. It clearly outlines what level each activity is directed at and how each activity meets the requirements of a combination of curriculum areas and strands.

The next section contains the suggested learning experiences. The activities that make up these learning experiences cover nine topics:

  1. Our natural environment - Te taiao
  2. Stick games - Tī rākau
  3. Hand games - Tākaro ā-ringa
  4. String games - Whai
  5. Games and pastimes - Ngā mahi a te rēhia
  6. Poi activities - Ngā mahi poi
  7. Music and movement - Te kori me te puoro
  8. Voice and movement - Te reo me te nekehanga
  9. Reflecting on te ao kori

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