He taonga rongonui te aroha ki te tangata
Goodwill towards others is a precious treasure
Every term we warmly welcome manuhiri into our kura. As a kura, we have shown dedication towards upholding cultural traditions and co-constructing a kawa that fosters whakawhanaungatanga and ako. This is seen in the way mātua have taken on key roles as tangata whenua and manuhiri through whaikōrero and karanga. Several of our tamariki have also taken on the mana of whaikōrero. This is a taonga that is treated with dignity and respect. We take great pride in ensuring our tamariki understand the importance around the pōwhiri process as they experience two groups becoming one.
Our pōwhiri process continues to adapt and grow as we value the knowledge and experiences that whanau bring into our school.
He waka eke noa
A canoe which we are all in with no exception