Ideal Waikato-Tainui Graduate
On graduation from Te Wharekura o Rakaumanga AKONGA will have achieved the following:
Amokapua: Intellectual Success
- Has achieved minimum qualifications NCEA L2 with 20 credits L3 Te Reo Rangatira and 20 credits L3 Performing Arts.
- Has attained a vocational pathway endorsed certificate in 2 of the 6 sectors.
- Has completed a postgraduate financial management and Personal/Home management module/course.
- Is fully cognisant of his/her vocational requirements and pathway and has completed a work based internship programme of orientation.
- Has completed Learner Licence requirements, First Aid Certificate and Safety Certificate.
- Is able to research, plan, organise, facilitate and evaluate issues of personal, whanau and iwi importance.
- Has made a submission to the tribal authority on a youth issue.
Amokapua: Physically Robust with Healthy Habits and Attitude
- Possess competent understanding of mental wellness, reproductive health and safety management.
- Is able to demonstrate an understanding of his/her nutritional needs.
- Has participated in two extra-curricular activities at senior school level.
- Follows a personal health and fitness plan.
Amokapua: Socially Responsible
- Has completed a leadership module.
- Understands how to contribute to the health of others.
- Is able to demonstrate through responsible decision making his/her sense of self worth and pride in their personal identity.
- Possess the skills and empathy to enhance relationships.
- Understand behaviour protocols when in the presence of Kiingi Tuheitia.
- Has completed a community project which benefits their marae.
- Has organised an event for year 1 to 3 students.
- Has maintained a ‘maara’ for produce distribution to Kaumatua.
Amokapua: Culturally Competent.
- Is able to quote verbatim ‘Te Tongi a Tawhiao.
- Has assisted at an annual Koroneihana celebration and Poukai.
- Has attended a tribal kura reo
- Is completely able to participate in and contribute to maintaining mana whenua/tangata activities at a marae.
- Is able to demonstrate knowledge and competence in three waiata and two ngeri from Waikato.
- Is able to lead and participate in schoolwide powhiri. (Karanga/Whaikoorero)
Amokapua: Spiritual Respect and Understanding
- Understands the significance of Pai Marire to Waikato-Tainui.
- Understands the significance of other Haahi and is respectful of its presence and practice
- Is able to give thanks in a spiritual sense, in particular, but not restricted to, the beginning of the day, retiring from the days activities, for meals and safe passage.
- Understands nga Atua Maori and the role they have in his/her life.
- Understands the significance of mauri, tapu, and noa, and how to conduct himself/herself appropriately.