Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngāhere.
Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao.
The bird that partakes of the miro tree owns the forest.
The bird that partakes on knowledge owns the world.
Celebrating Māori Culture
All aspects of Māori culture are celebrated within our School, in particular, Te Reo, cultural history, design, and Kapa Haka. Our Northland Secondary Schools’ Champion Kapa Haka group has enjoyed considerable success over recent years. The boys perform at the Tai Tokerau Festival as well as at other events and festivals throughout the year. Boys are also encouraged to take part in the Manu Korero Speech Competitions. Our Senior Māori Arts programme offers a combination of Māori Performing Arts standards, Māori Tourism, and Tikanga Māori standards.
A compulsory Te Reo Māori (9TRM) for Year 9 students provides the opportunity for all students to gain competence and confidence in speaking, listening, reading, writing, presenting, and viewing Te Reo Māori in familiar contexts. An advanced level is embedded in the course for students with prior in-depth knowledge of these aspects.
Our Te Reo Rangatira (TRR) programme is an optional year-long course designed to consolidate and extend the linguistic skills of Years 9 and 10 students in Te Reo Māori. This course builds on existing skills and offers a more explicit focus on grammar and vocabulary and provides a clear pathway to Level 1 NCEA Te Reo Māori.
If you have any questions, please contact Allister Gilbert on (09) 430-4170 or email [email protected]