Arohaina te reo, Arohaina te ako, Arohaina te oranga
Te Marautanga o Aotearoa is delivered in the classroom programme, which ensures a comprehensive and culturally relevant education for the students. Ngāti Kotahitanga’s multi-level classroom, accommodating students from year 1 to 8, shows the dedication to meeting the educational needs of a diverse range of students.
Ngāti Kotahitanga highlights the unique and inclusive nature of its Māori-medium education programme. If you are interested in exploring the option of Māori-Medium Education for your child and learning more about Ngāti Kotahitanga, contact the kaiako matua directly or the school office to arrange a pre-enrolment hui.
Māori-Medium Education plays a crucial role in preserving and revitalising te reo Māori and strengthening Māori identity, a commitment from Ngāti Kotahitanga and its community.
Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga
In Ngāti Kotahitanga, te reo Māori is the language of instruction. It is supported in te reo matatini in kōrero, whakarongo, pānui me te tuhituhi fostering a strong understanding and proficiency in te reo Māori. Learning any language is a journey that requires time, patience and perseverance, and commitment to growing te reo Māori.
Tikanga is an integral part of the programme, incorporating important cultural elements such as karakia, waiata, pōwhiri, mihi whakatau, pōatarau, noho marae, pepeha, and manaaki manuhiri. These practices help the language to grow and provide a deeper connection to Māori culture and identity.
Additional programmes including kapa haka and mau rākau is another way to engage our tamariki in cultural activities.
Ko te reo te Mauri o te Mana Māori
Enrolment Process / Entry Criteria
Pōwhiri / He Mihi Whakatau
A school-wide pōwhiri is held at the beginning of the year and mihi whakatau is held at the beginning of each term to welcome new students, whānau and new teachers. Ngāti Kotahitanga has mihi whakatau for new whānau who start during the term. A mihi whakatau must be pre-arranged with the kaiako matua before enrolment.
Ngāti Kotahitanga Participation
Ngāti Kotahitanga students participate in whole school hui-a-kura, Whakawhanaungatanga activities, senior student camp, hāngarau for year 7-8, school productions, team sports, regular visits to the community library and other school-wide activities.
Open Door Policy
Whānau are welcome to join us for karakia in the classroom and participate in Ngāti Kotahitanga and school-wide activities. We appreciate whānau making an effort to participate in their children’s learning and to take opportunities to meet the teachers, students and whānau whānui of Ngāti Kotahitanga and the wider school.
Two whānau hui are held each term in the akomanga. Parents, caregivers and teachers meet to discuss aspirations, plan whānau-wide activities and an update of the classroom programme. A member of each whānau is expected to attend. Prospective whānau are also welcome. The date and time of these hui will be sent out by our kaiako Matua.
Where to next?
Take the opportunity to consider where your tamaiti will go after Ngāti Kotahitanga. It is important that parents and whānau think about the pathway for their tamaiti and the options available for intermediate and secondary school education. Discuss these ideas with other parents and whānau of Ngāti Kotahitanga.
Nau mai haere mai ki Ngāti Kotahitanga, ki Te Kura o ngā Puna Waiora.
Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Ngati Pahauwera.
Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Whanganui-a-Orotū
Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Ngati Korokii-Kahukura, Ngāti Whakaue