Ka piki te wawata o ngā Rangatahi, Kei raro i te maru o Te Korowai Mātauranga. Our students aspire to reach their dreams, embraced under the cloak of learning.
If students are new to learning Te Reo Māori or have some experience, Te Korowai Mātauranga is an ideal learning centre. Students who are passionate about learning, willing to step outside of their comfort zone and aspire to reach their potential will be a good match for our learning centre.
Te Korowai Mātauranga creates a safe place for rangatahi (young adults) to discover more about themselves (their identity) and their Māoritanga. Our teaching team has strengths in Te Reo Māori and we are passionate about education and supporting rangatahi with their academic, sports and cultural goals. Traditional concepts like whakapapa, tikanga, kawa, history and the art of Kapahaka, waiata and mau rakau are also important aspects of our learning centre.
Ka ngakaunui ki ngā kaupapa matua o te Ao Māori. E ahei ana te aro whānui i ngā ahuatanga Māori pera i te Whakapapa, tikanga, kawa me te hitori. Te Korowai Mātauranga students have many opportunities to lead activities like the whole school Noho Marae as well as sharing their talents in Kapa Haka through a wide range of community events such as Te Karanga o Te Rangatahi, Nesian Pride and Te Ra whakangahau.
Ka tū motuhake i tō rātou ake Ao Māori. Ka Māori te tū, ka Māori te aronga. The Curriculum document we use is known as “Te Marautanga O Aotearoa.” Our teaching plans include Te Reo Māori, Te Arawa Tikanga and Kawa, local history, events, stories of the past.
Students will begin their learning journey through the medium of Te Ao Māori, in a bilingual setting where Mathematics, Literacy in English and Māori and various topics will be taught. Small class sizes of up to 20 rangatahi gives us a ratio that will allow them the opportunity to be immersed in learning Te Reo Māori (oral language). By the end of the year, the class will operate at 50-80% delivery in instructional Te Reo Māori. This creates a strong 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 kapa haka festivals
- Weaponry skills – Mau Rakau and Patu
- Māori performing arts and visual arts
- Kaupapa based trips outside the classroom
- Noho Marae experiences
- Students will be expected to participate in opportunities to grow their Te Reo Māori
- Students will be expected to commit and perform in the school kapa haka group
- Students will be expected to work hard to achieve their goals
- Parents/ Whānau are expected to support Te Korowai Mātauranga’s rangatahi.
Te Korowai Matauranga has a Graduate Profile constructed through consultation with the parents and whānau.