Te Kura Māori o Porirua

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


Nau mai, haere mai!
Welcome to Te Kura Māori o Porirua

Te Kura Māori o Porirua is a total immersion Māori school 
located within the rohe of Ngāti Toa Rangatira. 
We are a vibrant and proud school that provides quality education and learning opportunities for both Kura Tuatahi (Primary years 1-8) and Wharekura (Secondary years 9-13).  
Established in 2001 under Section 156 of the Education Act 1989 Te Kura Māori o Porirua continues to grow and currently has an approximate school role of 250 give or take a little. Our hard-working staff are committed to ensuring that all students experience educational success within a nurturing and holistic school environment.  

We are a kura where:

  • Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Māori and Mātauranga Māori is evident everyday
  • Everyone is welcome and encouraged to contribute to our Kura
  • Our children feel safe in all aspects of school life
  • We acknowledge that we all have special skills that enable us to teach and learn
  • A range of ako learning strategies are encouraged such as Tuakana and Teina
  • Our decisions are based on the needs of our students and, we are flexible and responsive to the needs of the tamaiti
  • Expertise and strengths of the individual is recognised and nurtured
  • We take advantage of informal and formal learning opportunities, inside and outside the classroom
  • We encourage and value risk-taking and innovative thinking
  • We are all committed to lifelong learning

Our Graduates

By year 13, our graduates will be 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