He mihi nā te Tumuaki2019-08-10T12:38:32+00:00

He mihi nā te Tumuaki

Me titiro ki tua o te awe māpara, ki tua o paerangi
Whakarongo ake ki te reo o mumu tai o wawā whenua
Kia tuwhera te ngākau ki te aotūroa, ki te aotūtonu
Kia rongohia ai te hā o āiorangi, i “Tihewa mauri ora” ai
Hihiko te hinengaro, kakama te tinana, tau te tinana
Tau te wairua, kia ngāwari, kia pono, kia mārama!

E mihi ana ki ngā mate, rātou kua whetūrangitia. Ki a tātou ngā kanohi ora, kei ngā mātā waka, kei ngā hau e whā, tēnā rā koutou katoa. Tēnei te mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa e kaha nei ki te tautoko, ki te awhina i tō tātou kura. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

Our school is a community that offers a strong sense of whānau, in a learning approach that encourages the development of our students’ cultural identity and language in their Te Aupouritanga.

Te Kura o Te Kao focusses on the heart of our tamariki through our values our kupu whakamānawa:

  • Kaitiakitanga  |  Responsibility and Guardianship

  • Iho Pūmanawa  |  Uniqueness, Talents and Skills

  • Aumārietanga  |  Humble and Peaceful

  • Manaakitanga  |  Respectful and Generous

  • Arohanui  |  Passionate and Tolerant

  • Rangatiratanga  |  Leadership and Integrity

  • Angitū  |  Aspiring and Striving to Achieve and Excel

  • Manawanui  |  Perseverance and Resilience

  • Aupōuritanga  |  Culture, Identity, Connected and Belonging

We believe our young people deserve the best. High standards of academic achievement, together with the confidence and knowledge to become leaders in their kainga, iwi, and in Te Ao hurihuri.

Ko te Atua ki te Rangi, ko Te Aupōuri ki te Whenua. As a kura ā iwi we are focussed on our cultural and social responsibilities to our whanau and iwi together with our students being able to gain a deep knowledge, experience and learning that reflects their interests, their passions and their pathway as Māori.

Kia tau ngā manaakitanga o te Runga Rawa ki a koutou katoa.

Te Werita “Hemi” Takawe
Tumuaki