Primary Maori language & culture
Bookends (NZ) Ltd is a specialist educational resource supplier providing printed educational resources from publishers for preschool through to tertiary markets. Fostering strong relationships with clients gives the company a true under-standing of professional teaching needs and enables it to present clients with products suited to any aspect of teaching, be it specialised or general classroom activities.
We design, develop and distribute effective resources that are engaging, relevant, and culturally appropriate for varied audiences. Using our knowledge of best practice teaching and learning, we also evaluate existing learning resources and provide support to improve them.
Huia is an independent publisher with a focus on supporting Māori and Pacific writers, describing the diversity of Māori experiences and perspectives, and promoting the Māori language. Huia publishes fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, as well as educational resources in the Māori language.
Scholastic New Zealand Limited is one of New Zealand’s largest publishers and distributors of children’s books. Founded in 1962, the company publishes 30–40 titles annually, aimed at all levels, from preschool to young adult. Locally published titles are actively promoted overseas, initially through the international Scholastic group.
We write and publish Te Reo Singalong books. We started the company in 2012 and since then we have sold around 50,000 Te Reo Singalong books into early childhood centres and schools throughout New Zealand. We currently have 13 titles available, with two more planned for 2017. We also perform our books in a Te Reo Singalong show for children and present Te Reo Pronunciation workshops for teachers. We won the Print category at the Māori Language Awards in 2013. We also won two awards at the CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards in 2015 – the judges choice award for Best Resource in Te Reo Māori and the Teachers’ Choice award for Best Resource in Te Reo Māori.