Te Tongi aa Tawhiao

E kore teenei whakaoranga e huri ki tua o aku mokopuna
Maaku anoo e hanga i tooku nei whare
Ko ngaa pou o roto, he mahoe, he patate, ko te taahuuhuu he hinau
Me whakatupu ki te hua o te rengarenga
Me whakapakari ki te hua o te kawariki
Teera anoo ooku nei hoa kei ngaa toopito o te ao
Ko ngaa huumeka, ko ngaa kaamura me ngaa parakimete
Ahakoa ngaa mano  huri atu i te haamarietanga, mahue mai ki au
Kotahi mano, E rima rau, rima tekau, tekau maa rua, ko ahau kei roto
Ko te Atua tooku piringa, ka puta ka ora

This proclamation by Kiingi Tawhiao was adopted by Te Wharekura o Rakaumanga as its Mission Statement which advocates self deliverance through self endeavour and perseverance. Our Mission Statement also takes into consideration Tainui’s role as kaitiaki of the Kiingitanga and Tainui’s commitment to people as their major resource.

He Mihi

Tēnā koutou ngā Aumangea o Te Mana Māori Motuhake

Tēnā koutou te kotahi mano, te rima rau, te rima tekau, te tekau mā rua rānei, e toka tū nei kia kore tāua te Māori e ngaro ki tua o maumahara. 

Tēnā koutou e rapu nei i tētahi whare hei tāwharau i te ao Māori i roto i te ao mātauranga, i roto hoki i ōna hīkoitanga katoa. Kua tū tēnei o ngā whare a Tawhiao. Ko te whare o te kotahitanga, ko te whare o te mana motuhake, ko te whare o te oranga tonutanga mō tātou te iwi Māori.

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 whānau to Rāhui Pōkeka and your child or children attended Kohanga Reo or was previously enrolled at a Kura Kaupapa Māori 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 hītori 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 whānau 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 Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Whawhakia, Ngāti Hine and Ngāti Kuiarangi hapū 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 Māori co-educational composite (Year1 - Year 15) Tribal Wharekura on the 1st January 1995. The First cohort of Year 13 students educated within a Kaupapa Māori 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 Māori and non-Māori domains.

The contents of this website will outline how the Rūnanga o Te Wharekura o Rakaumanga, its staff, parents and community have determined how this will be achieved.

Mauri ora ki a koe.

NGAA POUARAHI

John Rangiteremauri Heremia (Tumuaki)
Rangimarie Mahuta (Tumuaki Tuarua)
Kuini Brooks (Pouarahi Kura Tuakana)
Kirimaaku Kihi (Pouarahi)
Papuwai Pene-Gestro (Pouarahi Kura Teina)
Judi Muru (Executive Assistant)
Beau Pohatu (Special Projects)
Hau Wilson (Property Manager)

KAIMAHI

Administration
Jodie Maipi (Receptionist)
Hine Carmichael (Tari)
Paare Pohatu (School Bursar)
John Devonshire (He Oranga Poutama)
Justeena Leef (School Nurse)
Mike Wilson (Attendance Officer)
Ally Sam (Staffroom Hostess)


Property
Jo Ann Kenny
Heeni Kereopa
Kahukura Wilson
Peggy Wilson
Stella Wilson
Ngarimu Maipi
Phil Ward

 

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