Kura values are highly evident in the positive way adults and children relate to each other.

2016 ERO Report,
Ministry of Education

The principal and teachers at Te Kura Maori o Waatea have made very good progress in building a culture of teaching and learning that reflects their sponsor’s vision.

2016 ERO Report,
Ministry of Education

Supportive adults from all parts of the organisation play a role in building the engagement of learners and their whanau.

2016 ERO Report,
Ministry of Education

Supportive adults from all parts of the organisation play a role in building the engagement of learners and their whanau.

2016 ERO Report,
Ministry of Education
 
  1. Whānau Information
  2. FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How much does it cost to send my tamariki to Kura?

At our Kura, we have no school fees! However, there are some costs  for things like school trips, daily pick-ups/drop-offs and activities.

I don’t have a car, can you pick up my tamariki?

Ae! We have van and bus routes available. To see which one suits you, contact Renee at the main office or when you come in to enrol your tamariki.

Do you give free lunches?

All whānau are expected to provide healthy lunches for their tamariki each day.

What time does Kura start?

Monday to Friday, 8:45am-3:30pm.

Do you only teach in Māori?

Kāore, we’re a bilingual Kura so we teach both languages, using both English and te reo Māori.

What is kaupapa Māori?

Our Kura is built on the principles of kaupapa Māori and we embed this within our tamariki through a range of practices (tikanga) and knowledge.

What is ‘Steiner’ and how does it fit in with the Kura?

Steiner is a world-renowned approach to education that focuses on the development of the whole child; mind, body and soul. We incorporate specific aspects of Steiner education which align with our kaupapa Māori approach to enhance learning outcomes. 

What’s different about Te Kura Māori o Waatea?

We are a marae-based Kura. We incorporate Tuakana/Teina relationships into our daily teachings. We offer a unique learning environment where Steiner philosophies are interwoven into Kaupapa Māori models of discovery and learning, based around a child’s development.

What is a Kura Hourua (Partnership School)?

A kura hourua is a new type of school the Ministry of Education has launched to attract new and innovative approaches to education. Te Kura Māori o Waatea is one of less than 10 kura hourua currently operating in Aotearoa.


 
 
 
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