I Have a Dream works with students (Dreamers) attending low-decile schools in Whāngarei. We support Dreamers from Year 1 until two years after high school and provide long term and wraparound support to our Dreamers. Our programme is open to all students who attend our partner schools. Some of the services we provide include in-class assistance, after-school programmes, mentoring, and advocacy. Currently about 960 young people are enrolled with I Have a Dream in the Tikipunga and Otangarei communities.
We are looking for someone who can come and share with Year 8 students (aged 11-12 years) stories of place - local myths, legends and stories of the whenua.
Specific dates, times and venues are as follows:
Tuesday 15th June, 3pm - 4:30pm at Te Kura o Otangarei - William Jones Drive, Otangarei
Wednesday 16th June 3pm - 4:30pm at Tikipunga High School - 194 Corks Road, Tikipunga
(Dates and times can be flexible)
Training: The I Have a Dream Volunteers Coordinator will meet with you for a brief induction and training and also for follow up and support. You will be supported throughout each session by 1-2 I Have a Dream Navigators.
Specific skills needed:
Good communication skills
Knowledge of local myths, legends and stories of the whenua
Ability to kōrero and tell stories to children and answer their questions
Reliable and punctual
Positive attitude, patience, interest in seeing children succeed
1 volunteer needed