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 tutors Matua Shanan Gray and Koka TeOarani Wilson.

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. 

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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