Q: What does Whānau Mārama mean?
A: Whānau Mārama means the family of the skies or family of light or learning.
Q: How can I know if I am in the proper course?
A: You are most welcome to ask. However, as a guide the Positive Discipline for under 4’s course is most suitable for parents with children from birth to 4 years, the Effective Discipline course is most suitable for parents with children aged from 4 years to 11 years and the Parenting Adolescents course is most suitable for parents with adolescents aged from 11 years to 15 years.
Q: Could I attend to just study though I don’t have any children yet or have adult children?
A: Yes, however you need to bear in mind that this is a course about parenting and the type of certificate you will receive is not designed to be an employment qualification.
Q: What if my English is not sufficiently fluent to attend the courses?
A: To attend all 3 courses delivered in English you will need to be fluent in both written and spoken English.
Q: How should I pay?
A: You can pay by internet banking into Whānau Mārama Parenting’s account 030285 0315750 00 and add your name as reference or you can pay by cash.
Q: Is there anything I should bring to the course?
A: An eagerness to learn and willingness to make positive change in your family/whānau.
Q: Where exactly is the course training room?
A: Currently we are delivering our courses online.
Q: Do I receive a certificate on completion of course?
A: Yes. A certificate of participation.
Q. Do you only have daytime courses?
A. Once a year we deliver a Mandarin course in evening. Every term we deliver our evening courses in English. However, as the are only 3 on-on-one time slots per term these are often booked 3 – 6 months ahead. We advise to book well in advance.