Tena koutou nga Aumangea o Te Mana Maori Motuhake,
Koutou te kotahi mano, te rima rau, te rima tekau, te tekau ma rua ranei, e tokatu nei kia kore taua te Maori e ngaro ki tua o maumahara. Koutou e rapu nei i tetahi whare hei tawharau i te ao Maori i roto i te ao matauranga, i roto hoki i ona hikoitanga katoa. Kua tu tenei o nga whare a Tawhiao. Ko te whare o te kotahitanga, ko te whare o te mana motuhake, ko te whare o te oranga tonutanga mo tatou te iwi Maori.
Nau mai, haere mai ki te Wharekura o Rakaumanga.
Nau mai haere mai ki te pae tukutuku o Te Wharekura o Rakaumanga. If you are a new whanau to Rahui Pokeka and your child or children attended Kohanga Reo or was previously enrolled at a Kura Kaupapa Maori or Wharekura, you will find all the information you need to determine whether Te Wharekura o Rakaumanga offers the learning environment you desire for your child or children to be educated within.
In making your decision it is important that you take into consideration that as the Wharekura is located within the tribal boundaries of Waikato Tainui, the language of engagement and interaction, kawa, tikanga and hitori reflect the mana whenua status of Waikato Tainui. Waikato Tainui are also the kaitiaki of Kiingitanga on behalf of the motu, and as such, this is also a Kiingitanga principles based Wharekura. As a Kiingitanga Wharekura we welcome enquiries of enrolment from whanau from throughout the motu.
Te Wharekura o Rakaumanga was established as a native primary school on the 21st September 1896. Historically it provided primary school education for the children of the Ngati Mahuta, Ngati Whawhakia, Ngati Hine and Ngati Kuiarangi hapuu of Waikato. The school was integrated into the state system in 1969 with the abolition of Native Schools. The school underwent further changes of designation throughout the period of the 1980’s and 1990’s until it achieved official re-designation as a Total Immersion Maori co-educational composite (Year1 - Year 15) Tribal Wharekura on the 1st January 1995. The First cohort of Year 13 students educated within a Kaupapa Maori programme graduated in 1997.
The primary endeavor of the Wharekura is to nurture and develop Ideal Waikato Tainui Graduates who are culturally, intellectually, physically, socially and spiritually enriched to successfully contribute towards and participate as national and global citizens. Citizens confident and articulate in both Maori and non-Maori domains.
The contents of this website will outline how the Runanga o Te Wharekura o Rakaumanga, its staff, parents and community have determined how this will be achieved.
Mauri ora ki a koe.