Tēnā koutou katoa
Nau mai haere mai ki te wāhanga Māori o Tahatai kura
Te Reo Māori is the celebration of our national identity, enhances the mana-whenua of our indigenous people and contributes to a creative and successful economy. Ka Hikitia, page 25
At Te kura o Tahatai we provide the opportunity for all tamariki to acquire knowledge of Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga. We are striving as a school to revitalise and embrace the Māori language and culture and support its development. We adopt and foster the tuakana-teina teaching and learning relationships with our tamariki, while embracing a vision of whanaungatanga together as one. We show spirits of openness and a genuine willingness to bring this vision to its completeness.
It is a journey that we are all apart of as we strive towards ‘learning today for tomorrows world.’
“Mā te tuakana ka tōtika te teina, mā te teina ka tōtika te tuakana.” “From the older sibling the younger one learns the right way to do things, and from the younger sibling the older one learns to be tolerant.”