Tena koutou katoa
Welcome to a teaching environment that is filled with te reo Māori, and enhanced with tikanga (culture), waiata (song), whakawhanaungatanga (connectedness), whānau (family) and awhi (support). This is where our tamariki (children) learn and grow.
In 1999 whanau from KKPS proposed a dedicated Māori Bilingual programme. The following year, this incentive became Te Whakatupuranga, which means with guidance, the child blossoms. This is an incredible programme, grown over time to be absolutely unique in Northland.
Who Belongs in this Programme?
Any child (and whānau) with an interest in learning about the language, culture (tikanga), or songs (waiata) belongs.
What is Taught?
The New Zealand Curriculum is taught. The Ministry of Education recognises this programme as a qualified Te reo Māori level 3 educator.
This means that at least 30% of the day is engaged in Te reo Māori.
Te Whakatupuranga gives the bonus of all the learning and gifts of language and culture as well the regular curriculum. Children in this programme perform scholastically as well as children from the wider school. You will find this group well represented as the children grow up. They are regularly receiving leadership and academic acknowledgments at high school prize giving.
There are three classes in Te Whakatupuranga. A junior, middle and senior class. We cater for the needs of the tamariki in a holistic environment.