Our Philosophy and Values

Te Aho Matua o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa is a philosophical statement of Māori cultural and spiritual beliefs, values and practices, which is the defining diagnostic feature of all Kura Kaupapa Māori.


Children are nurtured and honoured by recognising the spiritual inheritance and physical nature of each child’s uniqueness.


Children’s te reo Māori is prioritised first and foremost, then subsequent bilingual competence. However, respect for all languages is important.


Community is encouraged at school and connections which link whānau with hapū and iwi for the holistic socialisation of the child.

The World

Exploration of the wider world is emphasised to foster an appreciation and curiosity for Papatūānuku and Ranginui and their children.


Teaching and learning places children at the centre of their ever-expanding educational experiences that weave together to align body, mind and spirit.

The Overarching Values

The success of Kura Kaupapa Māori is measured against the combined successes of each of the values.


Upcoming Events

June 2024

Wednesday June 19

All Day
Haratau ā Motu 9am-3pm
Poitarawhiti 7 & 8

Thursday June 20

All Day
Haratau ā Motu 9am-3pm
Pīpī Kōrero KT
Tau 1 - 4 Poitarawhiti

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