Achievement and Graduating from Nga Taiatea Wharekura:

Our school community developed this updated profile in 2015 as we undertook a review of our kaupapa.  The parents, students, graduates, staff, board members, kaumatua and the wider community developed the Nga Taaitea graduate criteria with indicators focused on honouring our "ethos" which is .....No Onamata te Mauri.  Kei Anamata te Aronga!  We are Ancestrally Driven and Future Focused.

We believe that all students can achieve........"E PUTA ki TAIATEA!" which is to strive to ACHIEVE their Full POTENTIAL!  It's all about our tauira's PERSONAL BEST!!!

Nga Taiatea Vision:  Te Manu Taiko Taiatea:  No Onamata te Mauri, Kei Anamata te Aronga!  E PUTA ki TAIATEA!

The vision for our students in ?PUTA? illustrates what achievement looks like in a student, and especially a graduate of Nga Taiatea Wharekura.  This profile first focuses on our graduates being Ancestrally Driven (T=Tukuihotanga; U=Uaratanga) and Future Focused (A=Ara Whai Oranga, P=Pukenga Ako). Our vision is that our Tauira will be Ancestorally Diven and Future Focused by having;


P (Pukenga Ako):  Kia Whai Pukenga Ako :  Tauira Taiatea to strive to be Future Proofed with 21st Century Learning Capabilities;

·         Effective Self-Managers of their goals, time, tasks and reflections.

·         Empowered Communicators who are literate (Maori, English, Digital) and Numerate.

·         Critical Thinkers who make clear and reasoned judgements.

·         Collaborators who work well with others to achieve shared goals.

·         Game Changers who Problem Solve, Innovate and Create.

·         Passionate about learning, Excited by discovery and Undaunted by change. (M Durie)


U (Uaratanga): Kia Mau ki nga Uaratanga: Tauira Taiatea  to strive to be  Strong in Character moulded by our Core Cultural Values;

·         Pono: Honest and can be depended on to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason.

·         Responsible: Trusted to do whatever is required to the best of their ability.

·         Respectful:  Accept people for who they are.

·         He Hapaio Tauutuutu: Committed to giving and serving.

·         Whanau: Nurtures positive relationships.

·         Toka Tu Moana: Stays committed and courageous in the face of adversity.


T (Tukuihotanga): Kia Puawai nga Taonga Tukuiho:  Tauira Taiatea to strive to be  Confident in their Identity, Language and Culture as Tainui, and as Uri of other Iwi;

·         Ka Kawe i te Reo ki te Ao hei Reo KORERO, hei Reo ORA: Speaks quality Reo Maori fluently and freely so that it continually lives and thrives.

·         He Kaitiaki Korero, Tikanga me nga Taonga Tukuiho o te Kingitanga:  Caretakers of Kingitanga knowledge, protocols and cultural treasures.

·         Toa Whakamana i te Reo me nga Tikanga o Waikato-Tainui, o te iwi Maori whanui tonu:  Committed to the continued growth of the language and culture of Waikato-Tainui and Maori in general.

·         Ka Tu Pakari i runga ano i tona ake Tuakiritanga: Secure and confident in their identity as members of their Whanau, of Iwi, and as Maori.


A (Ara Whai Oranga):  Kia Whakarite I tona ake Ara Whai Oranga: Tauira Taiatea to strive to be Purposeful in Learning and Life through Self Determined Pathways;

·         He Aronga Pae Tawhiti:  Future focused with a positive long term vision for their life.

·         He Aronga Pae Tata: Thoroughly planned and prepared for life with contingencies for the transition from Nga Taiatea to the next phase of their lives.

·         Carefully manage their Health and Wellbeing so that they can thrive physically, spiritually and mentally.

·         Exposed to a Diverse Range of Experiences to enable them to make informed decisions regarding their post Taiatea pathway.

·         Equipped with the essential Life Skills for the real world to enable them to work, live, adapt to change, and prosper.