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Whakapau kaha – to be better than before.

Nau mai, haere mai

Te Kura O Maungakiekie ( CPDS) respects the position of Māori as tangata whenua (the indigenous people) of Aotearoa and te reo Māori (Māori language) as an official New Zealand Language. At Te Kura O Maungakiekie we have a school-wide commitment to learning te reo Māori for all learners at our school. We believe that the more we learn and speak te reo the more it will flourish.

Te reo Māori, is guaranteed protection under the Treaty of Waitangi. It was declared an official language in 1987. As a result, te reo Māori has a special place in the New Zealand Curriculum.  Eight curriculum principles underpin curriculum decision making in New Zealand, and one of these principles is headed “Treaty of Waitangi”

“The Curriculum acknowledges the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand.  All students have the opportunity to acquire knowledge of the reo Māori me ona tikanga” – The New Zealand Curriculum, page 9

Te Ao Māori Leader

Whaea Raupo is responsible for the day to day kaupapa Māori me te reo Māori schoolwide. We foster Māori culture through :

  • Incorporating tikanga Māori ( the Māori way of doing things )
  • teaching te reo Māori within the classrooms to all children
  • Whakatau / Pōwhiri ( Welcome)
  • Kapa Haka
  • fostering relationships with local Iwi
  • bringing Māori whānau together for whānau hui


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