Message from the Tumuaki
He hōnore, he korōria ki te Atua, he maungārongo ki runga i te mata o te whenua, he whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa, āmine. Ka huri ki a rātou kua mene atu ki te pō, rātou e takoto ana ki ngā rekereke o tō tātou matua nui i te rangi, moe mai rā, moe mai rā, okioki atu rā. Te Arikinui ki te rangi, Tūheitia ki te whenua, otirā rātou ko te whare o Pōtatau, paimārire. Huri kau ana ki a tātou katoa ngā mātā waka o te motu, tēnā tātou katoa.
Tēnei te whakamānawa atu ki a koutou katoa e whakapono ana ki te huarahi mātauranga Māori, koutou e ū ana ki ngā uaratanga o te kaupapa, e renarena ana i ngā taukaea tāngata, kāore e ārikarika ngā mihi.
Ngā mihi aroha,
Whaea Meesh (Michelle Treadaway-Ohia)
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