Te Kura Māori o Porirua

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

AKO@KURA LEARNING@KURA

Te whakakitenga me ōna mātāpono

Vision and values

Ngā Raukura 

He pūkōrero, he māia a tātou akonga ki Te Reo Māori me te reo Ingarihi.  He kaihautū rātou – he māia ki te ao Māori me te ao tauiwi, ki tēnei motu puta noa ki te Ao.  He akonga rikarika rātou e whiwhi ana i ngā pūkenga me ngā āheinga ki te whai i te huarahi nā rātou anō i kōwhiri, kia angitū ai i ngā mea e ngākaunui ana.

Ngā kounga ako a te tauira o Te Kura Māori o Porirua

•          He maia ki te kōrero, ki te pānui, ki tuhi i te reo Māori me te reo Ingarihi.

•          He tini āna pūkenga, māna anō ia i kokiri kia whai ai i te huarahi ako.

•          He kaha nōna ki te āta whakaaro ki te āta tātari i ngā mōhiohio.

•          He pūkōrero, he waia ki te ao tōrangapū, ki tōna hāpori hoki.

•          E āhei ana ki te whai i te mahi e hiahia ana.

•          He kaimahi mō tōna Iwi, Hapū, Whānau.

•          He tino tauira i ngā kounga ako.

•          E āhei ana ia kite tiro whānui arā he tirohanga ao tōna.

Our Graduates

By year 13, our graduates are confident, articulate speakers and writers of Te Reo Māori and English. They will be leaders – confident in Māori and non-Māori settings both nationally and internationally. They are motivated learners with the skills and abilities to pursue their own self-determined pathways towards successfully following their passions. 

By working together as a whānau we believe the graduates of our kura will be . . .

  • Articulate and socially aware of their community 
  • Responsible future leaders for their own Iwi, Hapū and Whānau
  • Role models of holistic excellence 
  • Able to reach their career aspirations
  • Life-long learners
  • Global citizens able to maintain a world view
  • Kaitiakitanga: Guardianship

We take a holistic view of our students  

  • Te Taha Hinengaro - Mental & Emotional wellbeing - self-confidence
  • Te Taha Wairua - Spiritual wellbeing - personal beliefs 
  • Te Taha Whānau - Social Wellbeing - self-esteem
  • Te Taha Tinana - Physical Wellbeing - health

Whanaungatanga: Relationships

Working together to benefit the students 

  • Ngā tamariki, ngā taiohi
  • Ngā Kaimahi - The Staff, Te Whānau Whānui - The Community 
  • Te Roopu Kaitiaki - The Board, Te Whakaruruhau - The Kaumātua Council
  • We take advantage of informal and formal learning opportunities 
  • Tuakana and teina learning is encouraged 
  • Children are constantly exposed to good role models

Whai wāhitanga:  Inclusiveness

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
  • 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

Rangatiratanga:  Self Determination

For us this means that our Kura

  • Recognises the mana motuhake of each student, 
  • Acknowledges each student as a descendant of their iwi.
  • Celebrates the skills, strengths, knowlege and passions of each student
  • Encourages students to experiment and try new experiences  
  • We all have special skills that enable us to teach and learn 

Glossary:

Tuakana-Teina - The tuakana–teina relationship, an integral part of traditional Māori society, provides a model for buddy systems. An older or more expert tuakana (brother, sister or cousin) helps and guides a younger or less expert teina (originally a younger sibling or cousin of the same gender). In a learning environment that recognises the value of ako, the tuakana–teina roles may be reversed at any time. For example, the student who yesterday was the expert on te wā and explained the lunar calendar may need to learn from her classmate today about how manaakitanga (hospitality) is practised by the local hapū. (http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Curriculum-guidelines/Teaching-and-learning-te-reo-Maori/Aspects-of-planning/The-concept-of-a-tuakana-teina-relationship) 
Ako - To learn and to teach
Aroha - Love, feelings
Hapū - Subtribe
Mahi tahi - Working together
Manaakitanga - Hospitality
Mātauranga Māori - Māori knowledge
Te Reo Māori - Māori language
Te Wā - The time 
Tikanga Māori - Māori customs and traditions
Teina/Taina - Traditionally younger sibling of same gender - used in the sense above as an younger buddy
Tuakana - Traditionally older sibling of the same gender - used in the sense above as an older buddy
Whanaungatanga - Relationships

He pānui!