WHO WE ARE

Our kura is led by Matua Koa Douglas, and supported by 23 teachers. We currently have a roll of 180 tauira and are growing every year.


OUR VISION

Our vision is to prepare rangatahi to be our future leaders. We arm them with the values and knowledge they need to be successful in all aspects of their lives.


OUR APPROACH

Te Wharekura o Mauao teachers are committed to Te Reo Māori and are passionate about ensuring our tauira receive the highest standard of education. Our academic performance is strong and tracks higher than the national average for Māori students across Aotearoa.

Te Wharekura o Mauao has a progressive education framework, with programmes that are innovative, engaging and creative. We offer a nurturing learning environment that encourages independent thinking and aspiration to succeed.


OUR VALUES

All our tauira are contributing members of our school whānau and we foster collaborative relationships with whānau, hapū, iwi and hāpori whānui. This ensures we enhance the sustainability of Tauranga Moana Reo and enrich our rangatahi with traditional practices and values.

OUR WHAREKURA PHILOSOPHY IS BUILT ON:

NGĀ UARA | School Values

  • Whanaungatanga (fostering good relationships)
  • Manaakitanga (care and support for each other)
  • Tūmanako (hope for the future)
  • Whakapono (belief in your pathway)
  • Mahi Tahi (industriousness through collaboration)

NGĀ TŌMAIRANGI | Student Purpose

  • Ringawhiti (preparedness, readiness)
  • Te Reo Rangatira (commitment to Te Reo Māori)
  • Matahīapo (contribution and commitment)
  • Ihuoneone (diligence)
  • Waiaro Manawa Popore (attitude, aptitude, fortitude)

OUR WHAREKURA PHILOSOPHY IS BUILT ON:

NGĀ UARA | School Values

  • Whanaungatanga (fostering good relationships)
  • Manaakitanga (care and support for each other)
  • Tūmanako (hope for the future)
  • Whakapono (belief in your pathway)
  • Mahi Tahi (industriousness through collaboration)

NGĀ TŌMAIRANGI | Student Purpose

  • Ringawhiti (preparedness, readiness)
  • Te Reo Rangatira (commitment to Te Reo Māori)
  • Matahīapo (contribution and commitment)
  • Ihuoneone (diligence)
  • Waiaro Manawa Popore (attitude, aptitude, fortitude)

We invite you to meet with us kanohi ki te kanohi to explore all that Te Wharekura o Mauao has to offer.