KAPA HAKA

All Te Wharau School students learn kapa haka and perform in the annual Turanganui Maori Cultural Festival.

Te Wharau School Years 4, 5 and 6 students also have the opportunity to join the Te Wharau School Performance Kapa Haka group - Te Pumanawa o Te Wharau - led by a tutor.

TE REO MĀORI ME NGĀ TIKANGA-A-IWI
Te Wharau School recognises the cultural diversity of New Zealand, Aotearoa and also recognises the special knowledge held by our local iwi. Our curriculum encourages students to understand and respect the knowledge and practices of our local iwi. Lessons throughout the year ensure our students are familiar with tikanga, reo, waiata and mihi. The Board will consider any requests for instruction in Te Reo in the light of resources, expertise and community organisation at the time. 

'OUR STORY'

OUR STORY


 RANGATIRA

RANGATIRA

Who have Mana, a Growth Mindset and Whakawhanaungatanga.

They are Leaders and Communicators who are Respected and Respectful

KIWA

Guardian of the Ocean and Stars

Tohunga, Conservationist, patience resilience, respected leader, courageous.

  • Self-managing

  • Compassionate

  • Resilient

  • An Inquirer


HINEHAKIRIRANGI

Guardian of the Land

Courageous, responsible, strong, mana wahine.

  • A Risk Taker

  • Environmentally Aware

  • Confident

  • Responsible

  • Empathetic

  • Puku Mahi (Hard Worker)

MATUATONGA

Guardian of Knowledge

Adventurer, builder, teacher with great mana.

  • A Powerful Learner

  • A Collaborator

  • Celebrates Differences

  • Seeker of Knowledge

  • Creative Thinker

  • A Global Citizen

  • Ethical

PAOA

Guardian of People

Strong adventurer and explorer, Courageous, Captain of the Horouta.

  • Resourceful

  • Reflective

  • Sensible

  • Problem Solver


MANA KAINGA
Mana Kainga is a sense of belonging. It is who we are, where we are from, and how we interact with our community and the world around us. It embraces the five Tataiako competencies (the Ministry of Education identified cultural competencies for teachers of Maori learners) - Ako, Wananga, Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Tangata Whenuatanga.


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