E nga iwi
E nga mana
E rau rangatira ma
E te whanau
Tena koutou katoa
Whakatata mai ki Te Kura Whakaako i nga mahi a Rongo, haere mai koutou katoa, tau mai.
Tena koe, koutou ra o tena moka, te hau kainga, na ratau te tumanako ki u nga mahi whakakaha i enei reanga Maori, te puawaitanga hao mai I nga mohiotanga o te ao hou, nga mahi a RONGO hopu i te ata o te korero te putanga o te maramatanga kei roto i nga nekeneke whakaako Pikitia-Pouaka-whakaata ano hoki.
Ko Te Kura Waihanga Pikitia o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa e tino tautoko ana i te putake o Te Tiriti o Waitangi, me te noho kotahitanga ki te tangata whenua.
(South Seas Film and Television School accepts that the Te Tiriti o Waitangi-The Treaty of Waitangi confers equal rights on the founding cultures of Aotearoa New Zealand.)
Ko te tumanako a Te Kura Waihanga Pikitia o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa ki te whakakaka i te hinengaro o nga tauira ki te hiki ake i o ratau mohiotanga ki roto i nga whakaaturanga, he oi te puawaitanga o enei mahi ki te kotahitanga o te tangata i runga i te maramatanga, te mohio, me te rangatiratanga.
(South Seas Film and Television School inspires people to discover and apply their intellectual and creative potential while contributing responsibly to increasing awareness, understanding and leadership in their societies and cultures.)
Ko Te Kura Waihanga Pikitia o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa e kai ngakau ana ki nga tumanakotanga o te ao Māori, o ratau moemoea me o ratau mauiuitanga. Ko te putake e tino hiahiatia ana kia haere te kaupapa Māori i runga i te tika, te pono, me te aroha tetahi ki tetahi. Ko te hiahia kia tau tonu te haere i runga i nga huarahi e hangai ai te reo me ona kaupapa, kia matau tonu nga tauira i roto i enei tu ahua mahi.
(South Seas Film and Television School understands the needs and aspirations of Māori and whanau. It is clear that kaupapa Māori or the principles that underlie Māori values are central to the social, cultural and economic development of its members. South Seas aspires to provide a platform for the story of tangata whenua to be told with integrity and sensitivity so that all New Zealanders can share in the joy of a Māori success. South Seas is an open inclusive institution that is passionate about culture, language, identity, people and our land.)
(1) Ko Te Kura Waihanga Pikitia o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa e hangai ake ana ki te whai atu i nga tumanako kia
pumau ona whakaritenga ki whakatau i te wairua o tenei whenua me ona iwi, a kia whai waahi ano hoki ki nga take i hainatia ai Te Tiriti o Waitangi, a tau noa atu ki te hunga ke, ki a tauiwi ma kua noho ki te mata o tenei whenua.
To capture the essence and mana of a
unique cultural heritage and landscape shaped and nurtured by the founding partners of the Treaty of Waitangi and added to by subsequent migrants who have settled here.
(2) He kaupapa nui tenei e whakaarotia ake nei e Te Kura Waihanga Pikitia o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa, ki te whakanui i te tangata whenua o Aotearoa, na ratau i hanga o ratau kainga ki konei, i tipu ai te whanau, ki runga ki te whenua tipu atu i nga akau onepu tae noa ki nga maunga. To acknowledge and accept that tangata whenua built their homes and raised their families on these cherished soils; coast to coats and to the summits of the mountains. The history of the land, the story of Aotearoa New Zealand runs deep, and will form an essential part of cultural understanding and challenges for our graduates to tell that story with authenticity and with integrity.
(3) Ma te whakahonore i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ka rapua tonutia nga huarahi whakamana i te noho kotahitanga a te kura piri tata ki te tangata whenua whakaatuatu hoki i nga mauiuitanga mai i te hainatanga o te tiriti. By honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi-The Treaty of Waitangi, SSFTV is committed to seek mutually empowering partnerships with tangata whenua and developing policies of affirmative action to redress injustices since the treaty was signed.
Rongo FTV Course – Unique Features
• South Seas is one of the first tertiary industry training institutions in New Zealand to offer a course
component which has as a prerequisite for entry the requirement “For students with fluency in te reo and tikanga”
• The RONGO course specialisation option is now in its tenth year and has a kaumatua and advisor on matters closely related to te reo and tikanga in film and television production.
• Some students who have been on the programme hold tertiary qualifications from universities and technical institutes around the country, most of them have been products of Kohanga Reo and Kura Kaupapa in rural and urban centres such as Rakaumanga, Ruatoki, and Hoani Waititi.
• Entry into the Programme is inclusive of anyone who meets the prerequisites for entry – in its second year a Pakeha student with fluent te reo skills was accepted.
• Māori students play strong leadership roles by organising a powhiri for all students at the beginning of year, welcoming dignitaries from home and abroad, meeting and entertaining whanau and colleagues in film and television, learning/teaching te reo, being proactive as Māori students on matters of interest and concern to Pakeha and International students and staff.
• Rongo students have provided leadership in facilitating Treaty of Waitangi Workshops and understanding of tikanga (kaupapa Māori) in film making practices.
• South Seas organises and facilitates visits to marae – Orakei and Ngati Whatua, a new marae at Unitec, and Matariki ceremonies (Papakura and Waitakere cities)
• Students get a unique opportunity to meet industry related personnel face to face and develop network contacts.
• Other South Seas students from New Zealand and overseas are able to share and understand our unique Māori cultural and knowledge in congenial surroundings.
As a result all students have become keen to assist making programmes in te reo (following tikanga) to increase their understanding of Māori issues and challenges.
• South Seas has established relationships with Māori TV, Māori Production Companies and other broadcasting and production companies with Māori production departments in order to consult with them and exchange ideas about their training requirements for Māori students. Students have also been placed in the industry where they have been received with enthusiasm for their knowledge and skills.
Rongo students complete all the NZ Qualification Authority requirements for the Diploma in Film and Television curriculum which is divided up into film and television specialist skill areas including directing, camera, lighting, audio, etc. See the Diploma in Film and Television course curriculum on the South Seas web site for more details.
Students studying the Film and Television Rongo option need to display the same skills as students choosing the Film and television general option. These can be found in the section of this website called “What skills do I need for FTV?”
Na Romana Potts (South Seas 2004 graduate)
Tena koe, tena koutou katoa. I have really enjoyed my studies at South Seas Film & TV School. There was a strong feeling of Whanaungatanga as we worked our way through theory and practical assignments using the school’s impressive cameras, lighting, editing, sound recording and other facilities and equipment. But it was the friendships that developed as staff and students work together that standouts most of all.
I enjoyed getting through the course even though it was intense and challenging. I am passionate about te reo, tikanga and the Treaty of Waitangi, and I want to continue follow these as special interests. I know that other Māori students will follow us in the future, and for that reason I commend this course to them, their parents and to our people. No reira, kia tau te ora me te pai ki a koutou katoa e tautoko mai na i tenei kaupapa hei oranga mo tatau katoa.
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.
Na Haare Williams and Gerben Cath