“Toi tu te kupu, toi tu te mana, toi tu te whenua.

Without language, without mana (spirit), and without land, the essence of being a Maori would no longer exist.”

Te Whanau Reo Rua’s class programme follows Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Our philosophy is guided by three principles: culture, language and identity, and aims to significantly improve our students’ academic achievements in both English and Maori, as well as providing possible pathways for Rumaki or Mainstream education.

Graduates of Te Whanau Reo Rua are competent, confident learners, with knowledge and understanding of Te Ao Maori, Identity, and a Sense of Belonging. They will have the skills to equip them to not only understand, but to speak, read and write in both Te Reo Maori and English.

Previous Te Reo Maori experience is not essential, although tamariki who have a true passion for Te Reo Maori is preferred; we welcome enquiries from all interested whanau who would like to learn Te Reo Maori.

We look forward to meeting you in 2021. Nau mai haere mai ki Te Whanau o Te Puna Reo.