Te Whānau Puāwaitanga

Te Whānau Puāwaitanga - New Windsor School

Nga Akomanga

Te Whānau Puāwaitanga is a Level 2 Te Reo Māori Bilingual programme where tamariki from Years 0 through to 6 are catered for. Each class delivers a different percentage of Te Reo Māori as thetamariki progress through the years.

We also have an open door policy & encourage parents and caregivers to get involved with their children’s learning.

Each day starts at 8.55am with ‘whakamoemiti’ – a ritual of preparation for the day including karakia,waiata and kōrero.

What is Bilingual Education?

Bilingual education is where school subjects are taught in two languages and students become confident speakers and writers in both languages by the end of their schooling. Our tamariki are still fully engaged with activities that involve the whole school, along with learning about other cultures, sports, and performance opportunities of all types.

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Our Māori Bi-lingual Education programme at New Windsor School was opened in 2002 after the local community identified a need for bi-lingual education in the area. Over the years, the unit has been complimented by a Komiti made up of whanau parents,grandparents, aunties and uncles eager to help all tamariki grow academically and spiritually underthe guidance of the Te Whānau Puāwaitanga Kaiako. We look forward to this continuing for many more years.


Te Whānau Puāwaitanga tamariki are guided and supported to achieve academically, to participatein all curriculum areas and to manaaki tētahi ki tētahi – nurture and strengthen relationships that arereflective of our tikanga Māori.

Kapa Haka

All tamariki within Te Whānau Puāwaitanga are expected to be a part of the kapa haka group as partof their learning in Te Reo Maori and tikanga.Te Whanāu Puāwaitanga shares the experience of kapa haka with the wider school. We welcome any child within New Windsor School to be a part of the kapa haka groups.

Hei Mihi

Whakataka te hau ki te uru,
Whakataka te hau ki te tonga,
Kia mākinakina ki uta,
Kia mātaratara ki tai,
E hī ake ana te atākura,
He tio, he huka, he hauhu,
Tihei mauri ora!
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha o ngā hau e whā, anei mātou Te WhānauPuāwaitanga e mihi mahana ana ki a koutou katoa. Nau mai, haere mai, tahuti mai rā i waenganui ia tātou.

Our Vision

A quality bilingual education that provides opportunities and experiences which embraceTe Reo Māori me ōna tikanga.

  • Te Reo: the language
  • Tikanga: cultural customs

Our classes were established to foster the principle of enabling our tamariki to be confident in both Te Ao Māori and Te Ao Pākehā – worlds with Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga as the waka in their journey.

Core Values

Cultural Identity: Having pride and confidence in being Māori.
Bilingual Literacy: With ability and achievement in education.
Confident Tamariki: A positive sense of self, strong relationships and skills in leadership.
Kotahitanga: An understanding of whānau unity – whakawhanaungatanga.

Join Our Whānau

We are committed to tikanga Māori. We are committed to Te Reo Māori. But above all, we are a whānau. We value and we expect whānau support and participation in key aspects of your child’seducation and the functioning of Te Whānau Puāwaitanga.  Goals & expectations for parental involvement will be discussed in your pre-enrolment meetings.

Interested in enrolling your tamaiti with us?  You can email us to arrange a hui twp@newwindsor.school.nz or call the school and leave your details so that one of our kaiako can contact you.

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