Mayo 2015

Pedagooogy 3000 and emAne
For a New Education and Peace Alliance

What happened in New Zealand?
May 2015

Dear friends

Here is the report on New Zealand, 13th Stop Over of 2015 Pedagooogia 3000 and emAne Worldwide Tour.

We had beautiful interview with Rakshakari Tilakasuta, of teh Kawai Purapura Retreat Center
Incredible job!!!!

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jenny Cottingham, Director,
Rakshakari Tilakasuta, Retreat Manager,
Rita Pontes, Retreat Coordinator
 And Phillip Cottingham, Eva Scherer,  and Isaac.
Kawai Purapura is "like living 20-50 years ahead"
What an example!
So much Consciousness
I wish all schools will a “Kawai Purapura” in the Violet Petal of 7 Petals School

Contact: Rakshakari Tilakasuta,

Map New Zealand


  • Events in New Zealand and Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre
  • Visit of the Sai Pre-school
  • Ideas fron New Zeland
  • Maori Culture

1. Events in New Zealand and Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre

The Events in Auckland, New Zeland, were kindly hosted by the Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre
Thanks to Rakshakari Tilakasuta.

Kawai Purapura is set in 19 acres of native New Zealand bush.
We offer four different workshop spaces varying in size, character and charm. The spaces provide an ideal environment for retreat participants to pursue self-exploration, growth and re-discover personal peace and wellbeing.

Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre

Thursday 14th of May, Conference – The Education for Tomorrow, now! Introduction to Pedagooogy 3000. What are the new paradigms for Education and for the World?

Friday 15th of May, Workshop - Extraordinary changes in the children of today. What is a comprehensive Education? Tools for nowadays children. The seven Petals School
Super massage Program: •Children massaging Children” By Eva Scherer
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More on Kawai Purapura Centre Beautiful trails in native forest. The plant Dicksonia Antarctica it is a prehistoric plant

Sweat lodge in the bush
Huge Tippi for meeting
Entrance of the Centre with music, water, plan and stone: Perfect Feng Shui!

20150513_122949.jpgKawai Purapura Retreat Centre provides

  1. A Yoga Center full time
  2. Swimming pool
  3. 4 venues
  4. Many activities

It is formed by a community of 100 people, helping the Centre

Some  the activities I like were:

  • The earth Festival
  • The earth Beta festival
  • The Maori Healing classes
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2. Visit the Rongomari School which host the Sai Pre-school

On Friday 15th of may I visit the Rongomari School which host the Sai Pre-school (Well Park) , a school based on values and Ethic. With Phillip Cottingham, the Principal of the Well Park School.

A cosy corner to relax
Phillip Cottingham and Colleagues
Values In English and Maori languages
Class with Montessori Method

3. Ideas in New Zealand

Ministry of Education's early childhood for Maori children

Te Whāriki is the Ministry of Education's early childhood curriculum policy statement. Te Whāriki is a framework for providing tamariki/children's early learning and development within a sociocultural context. It emphasises the learning partnership between kaiako/teachers, parents, and whānau/families. Kaiako/teachers weave an holistic curriculum in response to tamariki/children's learning and development in the early childhood setting and the wider context of the child's world.

Massage for Kids
 “Kids Love Massage”
Excellent program designed and promoted by Eva Scherer <>
Presentation by Eva
For Spectrum education
 The HAUORA/PE an anti bullying programme ?
can it really be that simple?
Sometime ago my friend – a primary school teacher shared with me his concerns about how to teach the HAUORA concept. It is very beautiful holistic topic, but very difficult at the same time
The Hauora  is comprised of  4 different elements:

  1. Taha tinana – physical well-being
  2. Taha hinengaro – mental and emotional well-being
  3. Taha whanau – social well-being
  4. Taha wairua – spiritual well-being

How to teach all of them knowing that children’s brain works differently? Their limbic / emotional brain and sensory stimulation rather than their logical neocorex part should be engaged. To be effective you can not talk to them about Hauora, flat TV screen and computer will not teach your students social well being,  you need to engage them with a process . They need to practice, feel, be engaged with Hauora.
The whole body with all its senses, interacting with peers around them –  seeing them when they are happy and feeling happiness with them, seeing them when they cry and being ready to help – this is what teaching Hauora should be.
Hauora is about empathy and empathy builds social, human connections, it creates spiritual deeper values.
Sharing meaning with all surrounding habitants – this is what influences the development of a healthy, balanced brain and personality. The Hauora brings to our education system the opportunity to avoid what Albert Einstein was afraid or:

Can Children Massaging Children (CMC) a peer massage programme teach the Hauora?
Here is a story from our own backyard in New Zealand. It is the school holidays in Auckland. “Children Massaging Children” massage in schools programme is in action as part of the Holiday Programme at Woodlands Park, Kereru. The children are excited as today they will have a massage lessons. Children will practice “real” massage on each other.

Yoka is a trained CMC Instructor and Sports Massage Therapist who is running today's lesson. She will teach massage techniques that are similar to those Massage Therapists use in their clinics. The two main benefits? Learning empathy, and enhancing brain metabolism by the secretion of endorphins or good mood hormones like serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin – all natural antidepressants, all released naturally by the body after only 15 minutes of massage.

cid:487261E4FAD74DE78176BC03D544639A@kelvynPCThe children sit in silence as Yoka gives a short explanation which is followed with a song. First technique – Back Massage. You can see the smiling faces of children. They love it. ‘Scratch, scratch, like a little Siamese cat’, says Yoka, ‘play the spine like a gigantic piano; knead like making some dough to make (some) bread’. The song lasts for four minutes. The children then change roles so that each gives, as well receives a massage. ‘For the next technique’ Yoka says ‘we will use a beautifully smelling massage wax for a hand massage’.

The door opens and the Manager of the centre enters. She sits on a bench near the wall observing the children practicing massage. Yoka has explained to her that all products used are a gift from Tui Balms of Takaka who have sponsored Child Connection Trust for more than a decade, by providing their products free of charge.  In our programmes, smell plays a vital role. Sense of smell is an important sense that positively influences young brain development and it is stimulated with fragrances. The fragrance stays on the skin for a long time “doing its job” thus prolonging the impact of the lesson by producing neuropeptides or ‘feel good’ mood hormones over a longer period.

The hands massage is named “Hands Aerobics”. Yoka tells the story of three generations of a family being like the fingers of one hand; Father is the thumb, Mother is pointer, Tall man is Grandfather, Ringman is Grandmother and the child is Pinky or the little finger. All fingers in the hand family need a massage.
Boys have chosen boys to practice with and the girls are working on their girlfriends. The 45-minute lesson goes very quickly. At the end of the presentation children ask to repeat once more, their favourite technique: it’s “Back Massage”.
At the close of the lesson the Manager expresses her deep surprise and says: “If I had not seen it with my own eyes I would never have believed it. Here are my ‘boisterous’ boys performing so quietly without any interruptions or hassles for the whole programme. What an uplifting picture.”
Next day she reported to Yoka that the children spontaneously repeated the lesson by themselves without instructor, music or wax. They remembered all of the techniques. Why? They enjoyed it so much.

4. Maori culture

Copyright: Destination Northland ( really like the Maori Culture. I was invited in 1999 to several Marae and work with layers on Maori Rights. I present a little bit of their culture..
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The Maori are the indigenous people, or tangata whenua, of New Zealand. The origin of the Maori people has been traced to the islands of Eastern Polynesia from which they journeyed to New Zealand on canoes many hundreds of years ago.
The Maori culture is rich in tradition and legend, and forms an integral part of New Zealand society.

Copyright: Destination Northland (

The Maori have a rich culture, steeped in tradition and legend. Legend is passed down through the generations by story telling - stories that tell of the creation of the islands of New Zealand and much more.
Maraes, (son el área comunal "plaza" donde se reúnen los Maori), proveen un foco hacía la vidasocial, cultural y espiritual de la comunidad Maori.Los Marae incluyen una wharenui (casa de reuniones) y un wharekai (comedor).

Maraes, (communal "plaza" areas where the Maori people meet), provide a focus for social, cultural and spiritual life within the Maori community. The Marae includes a wharenui (meeting house) and wharekai (dining room).

Copyright: Becky Nunes ( people define themselves by their tribe, or iwi. Family is very important within the Maori culture, and encompasses immediate family, in-laws and all those connected by blood ties.

Dance for the Maori people is a very important part of their culture. Kapa haka (Maori performance art), incorporates singing, dancing and facial expressions. Each action within the dance has a meaning, tying it to the words. The traditional Maori war dance, known as the haka, is performed by the All Blacks (our National Rugby Team), before each game.

Please see: Maori Language
The Maori language is unique, and while its knowledge was lost from many for a while, it is now promoted and encouraged in New Zealand.
Maori is the official second language of New Zealand, and the basics are taught in most schools.

Among Maori tribes there are many oral traditions about ancient peoples and gods who inhabited New Zealand from the beginning of time. From the gods of the natural world, to the mysterious people of the mountains, to the Polynesian explorer Kupe, stories of the ancestors have been handed down the generations. They are the bedrock of a deep connection with the land.

2015, Tour Pedagooogy 3000 and emAne

The three tours of 2015 will cover more than 33 countries with the themes of a new integral Education and Peace Culture, raising awareness with the new needs of nowadays education, and promoting concrete pedagogical solutions. The purposes of the tours are:

  • To raise worldwide awareness regarding children’s needs and the needs of the Planet.
  • To better address these needs through a comprehensive education.
  • To build up a deep Peace Culture all around the world.
  • To pave the way towards a better understanding of the physiological, psycho-emotional and neurological changes in today’s children, and to provide updated information from doctors, psychologists and educators, explaining the reasons for such changes
  • To share investigations and experiences undergone in several countries in the 5 continents.
  • To improve the way we address the inner needs of today’s children and help them in their learning and growth path.
  • To present practical tools for an integral, fun, inclusive and proactive education, oriented towards a multicultural approach and respect.
  • To set the basis for an educational project called “5 Continents for a New Education and Peace Culture” as well as to introduce Pedagooogia 3000 and emAne.
  • To create an all-embracing network around the world, driven by solidarity, consciousness and love, linking continents and countries through Education and Peace Culture.
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