Teachers in classroom
Teachers from Te Kāhui Ako o Tarikākā at a professional development event

Te Mahau kaimahi (staff) work alongside our early learning services, schools and kura on a daily basis to provide services and support for their ākonga, whānau and communities – everything from curriculum leadership, to learning support, to teaching resources, to service design and delivery.

Te Mahau is made up of our regional offices organised into three frontline groups : 

  • Te Mahau | Te Tai Raro (North) 
  • Te Mahau | Te Tai Whenua (Central) 
  • Te Mahau | Te Tai Runga (South) 

Te Mahau also includes:

  • Te Poutāhū (Curriculum Centre) 
  • Te Pae Aronui (Operations and Integration) 

Te Mahau was established in 2021, in response to the review of Tomorrow’s Schools, which made it clear that we need more responsive, accessible and local support for our early learning services, schools and kura.

Te Mahau means the ‘front porch of the whare’ and as its name suggests, it is accessible and visible.

See examples of Te Mahau in action.