Te Whānau Puāwaitanga
Te Whānau Puāwaitanga - New Windsor School
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school and leave your details so that one of our kaiako can contact you.