Students who are interested in learning through ‘Te Ao Māori’ which encompasses Te Arawa Tikanga and Kawa, local history, stories of the past and Te Reo Māori. They enjoy kapahaka, waiata, mau rakau, patu, weaving and Māori performing arts.
Ka piki te wawata o nga Rangatahi, Kei raro I te maru o Te Korowai Matauranga.
As our young people strive to reach their dreams they are embraced under the cloak of learning.
We offer the opportunity for students to learn through the medium of Te Ao Māori, in a bilingual Learning Centre known as ‘Te Korowai Matauranga’.
Korowai Matauranga means the cloak of learning, nurturing our children’s growth and aspirations through a Māori lens.
We teach from Te Marautanga O Aotearoa, through the medium of ‘Te Ao Māori’ which encompasses Te Arawa Tikanga and Kawa, local history, stories of the past and Te Reo Māori.
Te Korowai Matauranga operates at 50-80% delivery in Te Reo Māori. This class will create a sound knowledge base for students to further their learning in Te Reo Māori in a secondary school setting.
Students will have the opportunity to learn:
• Local Tikanga and Kawa around Pōhiri and Whakatau
• Practice and perform in local and regional Kapahaka festivals
• Weaponry skills – Mau Rakau and Patu
• Māori performing arts and visual arts – e.g Weaving
This Centre is open to any students who are interested in Māori heritage and culture, who have the enthusiasm and willingness to learn and are supported by their whanau to learn.
• Students must show commitment to the school Kapahaka group.
• Students need to be willing to learn and further extend their Te Reo Māori.
• Students will have a passion for Tikanga Māori and learning through culture and identity.
• Students will tautoko the Kaupapa of the Centre and always display Tuturu Māori – pride in being Māori.
Te Korowai Matauranga has a Graduate Profile constructed through consultation with the parents and whānau.