Message from the Tumuaki
Korōria ki te Matua nui i te rangi. Maungārongo ki runga i te mata o te whenua. Whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa. Nei rā te whakahōnore i tō tātou Kīngi, a Tūheitia, rātou ko te Whare Kāhui Ariki whānui tonu. E mihi tonu ana ki ngā mate, rātou kua whetūrangitia. Huri kau ana ki a tātou ngā whakarerenga iho, kei ngā mātā waka, kei ngā hau e whā, tēnā rā koutou katoa.
Nei au e whakamānawa atu ki a koutou katoa e whakapono mai nei, ki a koutou e kaha tautoko mai nei i tō tātou Wharekura. Nō mātou te maringa nui. We are thankful to all of the families, students, staff, schools in New Zealand and beyond, and the wider community for your contributions to our school and all that we have achieved. Kāore e ārikarika ngā mihi ki a koutou.
Our students are developing in a Wharekura that is focused on supporting their development as young Māori secure in who they are as they prepare to support and uplift their families and communities. PoUtuWhaKaAro guides staff and students alike, that is, our values of Pono (integrity and honesty), Tauutuutu (reciprocity), Whanaungatanga (relationships), Kawenga (responsibility) and Aroha (respect and love). With strong core values our students are able to effectively lead themselves as well as support and uplift others. Kia puta ai rātou katoa ki Taiātea.
Kia tū Māori, kia tū tangata. As a kura-ā-iwi we are focused on our cultural and social responsibilities to our families and community together with our focus on students being able to gain expertise in their area of passion. Ngā Taiātea supports students through caring relationships, increased relevance of learning to the students, and robust learning opportunities that enable our students to gain a deep knowledge and experience in regards to their interests, their passions and their post-Taiātea pathway as Māori.
Paimāririe ki a koutou katoa.
Nā Duane Allen