Nga Kiato: The Key Focuses Across Nga Taiatea Wharekura

Pukenga Ako: Kaitiaki Kiato (Michelle Ohia)

This Kiato sets out the core capabilities of Taiatea independent learners. These capabilities will empower students wherever they learn and live. These include thinking skills, communication skills, analytical skills, empathy with others and self-management. The priority within this Kiato is to ensure that students can undertake high quality investigations and projects whenever they need or want too.  The Whaia programme is within this Kiato also and it focuses on inquiry/investigation skills and allowing students to deeply investigate their passions.

Uaratanga: Kaitiaki Kiato (Duane Allen)

This Kiato reinforces Taiatea’s commitment to the living of our core values across the school and beyond (Takere Aronui, Whanau, Hapori). Our values framework is based on PoUtuWhaKaAro: Pono (Honesty/Integrity), Tauutuutu (Reciprocity), Whanaungatanga (Relationships),Kawenga (Responsiblity) and Aroha ( Respect) (I4R). The Kiato Uaratanga aims to ensure that our core Taaitea values are continually uplifted across the Wharekura. Nga Taiatea students have increased power over what they as Nga Taiatea Students, so our values focus in 2012 is “responsibility”. With increased decision making power, comes increased responsibility.  A major goal for Nga Taiatea is to ensure that our students can manage themselves effectively and also contribute effectively to other people and kaupapa.

Tukuihotanga: Kaitiaki Kiato (Watson Ohia)

This Kiato is the key to our Kaupapa and reinforces the need to ensure that we uphold our reo (kia tika, kia rere, kia Maori) and tikanga (taonga tukuiho). Tainuitanga, Waikatotanga and Kingitanga are to be continually reinforced across all of the Takere across the Wharekura. This Kiato leads initiatives and holds the Takere accountable for ensuring that the value and life of our reo and tikanga continues to flourish and grow. Nga Taiatea is fortunate due to the hard work, commitment and struggles of many people before us. Our responsibility is that our reo and tikanga continues to flourish in our families and our communities. Kua takoto te manuka. Kawea ake!!

Ara Whai Oranga: Kaitiaki Kiato (Anaru Keogh)

The focus in this Kiato is “One Student at a Time”. Students have different needs, passions and abilities. Nga Taiatea needs to cater to the goals, learning plans, needs and abilities of students. The “Ara Motuhake” kiato holds all Takere accountable for ensuring that we are catering to the passions, needs and abilities of individual students. All students are special. Therefore this Kiato aims to ensure that each subject area is catering to the range of student interests and needs. This area also includes catering to the Sports and Cultural goals and passions of individual students through the Taiatea Sports and Culture initiatives.