Mana Tū Mana Ora  - Maori Learning Class


‘Mana Kia Tū – Mana kia ora’.
‘Strength and integrity to stand confidently - Strength and integrity to live’.

The Mana Tū Mana Ora environment strives to;

  • Provides a learning environment suited to the needs of those students who have experienced already and have a continuing desire to understanding more of the culture, tikanga and te reo o te Iwi Māori.
  •  Encourages and fosters a culturally appropriate and responsive context for learning  incorporating Māori beliefs, values and concepts, e.g.  manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, aroha, hauora (te whare tapa whā), teina/tuakana, tautoko, tiakitanga, tumanako, whakapono…
  • Supports student to speak in te reo Māori or English naturally, switching between both when it is appropriate to do so as part of a confident communicator of both languages.
  • All student learning follows The New Zealand Curriculum.  The curriculum allows our Mana Tū Mana Ora class to integrate learning from calendered events within te ao Māori, e.g. kapa haka instruction - entry level, celebrating Matariki, learning about local Tainui protocols and hui, ceremonies; Koroneihana, Poukai, etc.  

Enrolment Process:

  • Complete the green Maeroa Intermediate School Enrolment booklet for a place at the school, you must be enrolled at the school.
  • Complete the Application for Mainstream Mana Māori Learning class.
  • Attend an interview where students respond to questions about themselves and their learning.