Ko Rangitoto te maunga
Ko Waitematā te moana
Ko Ngāti Paoa te mana whenua
Ko Te Puna te whare
Ko Te Puna te papa kainga
Ko Te Kura Tuarua o Ngā Taitamatāne o Ururoto te kura
Te Whānau Rūmaki
Ko te tino take o te kaupapa rūmaki, kia tino mārama ai ngā tauira ki ngā tini āhuatanga me ngā tikanga e pā ana ki tō tātou ao Māori.
Te Whānau Rūmaki o Te Puna aims to provide a learning environment where students will realise their aspirations and the dreams of their tūpuna. Students will be encouraged to have pride in their language and their culture.
Ngā Tino Whainga o Te Whānau Rūmaki o Te Puna
- Competence in written and spoken Māori and genuine respect for Te Ao Māori
- Instill in student’s respect for their own ahurea and beliefs and the ahurea and beliefs of other students in Te Puna and Westlake Boys High School
- Achievement at all levels across all subjects through the supportive networking of Te Puna kaiako
- Competent global citizens confident in being Māori in this ever-changing world
Conditions of entry into Te Whānau Rūmaki o Te Puna
- Every applicant will have an interview with Te Kaihautū o Te Puna or another designated kaiako from Te Puna
- Every applicant must have had some experience in a Māori medium setting
- Whānau must support the language learning aspirations of the applicant
- Every applicant and their whānau must create an action plan for supporting the language aspirations of the applicant in the home. Who currently can support the language aspirations of the applicant now?
- Any support references from kaumātua, kuia, kaiako, whānau members that can support the application
If the applicant is successful, then the following will apply.
- Whānau and students will attend a compulsory whānau hui once a term
- Successful applicants will attend compulsory academic wānanga, reo Māori and tikanga wānanga
- All students of Te Whānau Rūmaki o Te Puna will study Te Reo Māori and Māori Performing Arts to Year 13.
- All rūmaki students will adhere to the tikanga of Te Whānau Rūmaki o Te Puna and Westlake Boys High School.
*Please note, if there are more applicants than places, priority will be given to students with experience in a Māori medium setting or applicants whose whānau will support the language aspirations of the applicant.
Te Kauri is the mentoring programme developed for students in Te Whānau o Te Puna. The Te Kauri programme is a mentoring programme which is underpinned by Tikanga Māori. All kaiako of Te Puna care for a year group and they work with that group throughout the year.
NGĀ MĀTĀPONO O TE KAURI
THE PRINCIPLES OF TE KAURI
- The Te Kauri mentoring program will be underpinned by Tikanga Māori.
- The program is planned and implemented collaboratively to ensure commitment and sustainability.
- The program is responsive to the culture and needs of our young Māori men
- The Te Kauri mentoring program will include ongoing review and feedback from ākonga, whānau and kaiako to inform program evaluation.
- The Te Kauri mentoring program is integrated within other structures for professional collaboration and learning at Westlake Boys High School (Ako, Tātai ako, Ka Hikitia’)