Te Kura Māori o Porirua is a total immersion kura established in 2001 under Section 156 of the Education Act 1989. It is a decile 3, designated Special Character Composite School affiliated to Ngā Kura ā-Iwi.
Established with the blessing of Ngāti Toa Rangatira, the whānau whānui and iwi enjoy a partnership to meet the educational and cultural needs of tamariki primarily living within the Porirua region. From a roll of 55, Year 1-8 children in 2001, the kura continues to grow with a current grading roll of approximately 250 pupils.
Te Kura Māori o Porirua is affiliated with Ngā Kura ā-Iwi, as such we are committed to recognising and valuing Ngāti Toa Rangatira as the mana whenua of this region and the iwi identities of all of our students.
“E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea”
My iwi Māori identity will not fade, it is derived from my revered ancestors through genealogy, passed down from generation to generation, and lives on in myself and my descendants.
Ngā Kura ā-Iwi o Aotearoa is a constituted body that represents and supports tribal schools. Kura identify themselves using the term iwi (literally bones) to denote students descent from their eponymous ancestors. Kura ā-Iwi are a collective of state funded Māori Medium Language immersion tribal schools. They comprise a mix of: Primary schools - Years 1 - 8 Composite Schools - Years 1 - 13 Intermediate/Secondary schools - Years 7 -13 Secondary schools - 7 -13 For further information about Ngā Kura ā-Iwi o Aotearoa Information Booklet