He Mihi na te Tumuaki
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.