We are a rōpū made up of four kaiako Māori and are all in our first or second year of teaching. We hail from ngā hau e whā and are working collaboratively on an inquiry. We are all faced with similar issues in our classrooms, specifically looking at NCEA Level One, Te reo Māori. It is an opportunity to share our teaching to create better learning outcomes for our ākonga, relative to our pātai. ‘He waka eke noa’ is our whakataukī, meaning that we are all on this waka and that our collaborative efforts can be used across all of our classrooms.