EP Whakataetae Reo Māori (For Professionals) - FAQ
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What is the EP Whakataetae Reo Māori for Professionals?
The EP Whakataetae Reo Māori for Professionals is a national, free access competition for organisations where employees compete against other businesses and each other by earning points from completing selected activities drawn from our Te Ao Māori learning material. There are a number of ways you can accumulate points for your organisation; correctly answer questions about the Māori language, as well as correctly answer questions about Māori etiquette and national cultural events. The organisation that has accumulated the most points by the end of the competition will be our national champion!
It is EP's second largest Māori Language competition (second to our schools' contest) that celebrates Te Reo Māori and supports organisations throughout Aotearoa me Te Waipounamu with the normalisation of our national language.
When is the Whakataetae taking place?
The competition will take place during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week 2021 from:
- 9am, Wednesday 15th September - 4pm, Friday 17th September.
How do I enrol my company and employees for the competition?
Click here to register your team for the competition or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of employee names and work email addresses, and our team will create EP accounts for you.
Does my organisation need to be purchasing the Te Ao Māori for Professionals course to participate?
No. Participation for organisations and their employees in this competition is absolutely free, with no obligations. If, however, your organisation is enrolled in our paid Te Ao Māori for Professionals course, the work you complete while participating in the Whakataetae will go towards your completion requirements for the course.
If your organisation would like to formally register for our paid professional development course, please enrol you and/or your team here.
How do my employees access the competition?
- Access to the competition begins at 9am on Wednesday 15th September, 2021. You can join the competition via laptop, computer, tablet or mobile phone: Login with your Username and Password at educationperfect.com or via our App on your mobile device (Click to download the Android app or the iOS app).
- Click on the Competitions Tab in the Student Zone, choose the Whakataetae Reo Māori for PROFESSIONALS competition and click on 'Compete'.
Note: The Whakataetae within the Competitions Tab will be present, but access will not be available until the competition start date and time.
Prize Pool for 2021:
- Main winner’s trophy - Carved whakairo (held by the winner for 1 year) + a trophy for organisation to keep.
- Framed A3 winner’s certificate
- A $1,000 contribution to a specific charity that your organisation supports.