Te Kura Māori o Porirua

(04) 235 9617 tari@kura-porirua.school.nz 392 Warspite Ave, Ascot Park, Porirua 5024

Te Wharekura - Secondary

Te Whānau o Te Puawaitanga consists of three whānau home groups, Te Pihinga, Te Mahuri and Te Pakiaka

Te Kura Māori o Porirua - "He Kura te Tangata"

Te Kura Māori o Porirua is a total immersion kura established in 2001 under Section 156 of the Education Act 1989. In 2004, the wharekura opened a Tau 9 class, one level was then added each subsequent year.

The Kura was set up, with the blessing of and in partnership with Ngāti Toarangatira and our Whānau Whānui to meet the educational and cultural needs of our tamariki graduating from Kōhanga Reo throughout the district.

The following principles guide our Kura. They are our vision of what we will strive to achieve.

Whai wāhitanga - Access and Participation
Rangatiratanga - Leadership
Whanaungatanga - Relationships
Kaitiakitanga - Guardianship


Ka tiaki tātou i te katoa o te tamaiti 

  • Te taha hinengaro 
 
  • Te taha wairua 
 
  • Te taha whānau 

  • Te taha tinana 


Ma te mahi tahi tātou e whai hua ai 


  • Ngā Kaimahi 
 
  • Te Whānau Whānui 
 
  • Te Roopu Kaitiaki 

  • Te whakaruruhau 


Me whai tō tātou kura i te tikanga o te Marae 


  • For us this means that our Kura is a place where: 
 
  • Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Māori and Mātauranga Māori is part of everything that we do. 
 
  • Everyone is welcome and able to contribute to our Kura 

  • Manaakitanga, aroha, mahi tahi and whanaungatanga are values that we nurture. 
 
  • We operate under a strong kawa


Me āta whakaaro tātou mo ngā tamariki i ngā wā katoa 

For us this means that our Kura is a place where: 


  • Our children feel safe 
 
  • We make good decisions based on the needs of children 
 
  • We are flexible and responsive to the needs of the tamaiti. 
 
  • Children are constantly exposed to good role models

He akonga tātou katoa:

  • We take advantage of informal and formal learning opportunities 
 
  • Tuakana and teina learning is encouraged 
 
  • Expertise of the individual is recognised and nurtured 
 
  • We encourage and value risk taking 
 
  • We all have special skills that enable us to teach and learn