Te Whānau Kōtuku
Bilingual learning environment for Year 0 – 8.
Te Whānau Kōtuku currently consists of two classrooms catering for Y0-3, taught by Whaea Avelene Tawhara and Y4-8, taught by Whaea Hayley Tanga and Karere Taiaki, and has a roll of 53 tamariki in total. There is currently a waiting list for 2023 and 2024 enrolments. Please contact the office if you would like to place your tamaiti on the waitlist.
Both English and te reo Māori are explicity taught with 30-50% of total immersion in te reo Māori and a Maōri worldview is integrated in other subject areas. Whānau support and participation is an integral part of Te Whānau Kōtuku with an expectation that whānau will attend one whānau hui held per term and contribute where they can support the development of their tamaiti.
If you would like further information about our bilingual pathway, please contact Hayley Tanga through the school office or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Ko tōku reo tōku ohooho
Ko tōku reo tōku māpihi maurea
Ko tōku reo. Tōku kai marihi’
‘My language is my awakening
My language is my treasure
My language is my prize possession’
Te Reo me ōna Tikanga (opportunities to participate and experience)
Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga is a crucial role of Te Whānau Kōtuku. Tikanga Māori supports and guides our learning in all aspects of the curriculum.
– Haerenga ki te Marae
– Learning and being amongst the taiao
– Traditional Māori games
– Pūoro Māori
– Kapa haka
– Karakia, kōrero and waiata
– Kapa haka festival – Takiri o te Ata