Maori Bilingual Class

E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea

I will never be lost, for I am a seed sown in Rangiātea

History of Nga Kakano ka puawai i te reo

The first Māori bilingual classroom at Kelston Intermediate/Te Kura takawaenga was established in 2016.

Our name Nga Kakano meaning the seeds, ka puawai meaning to flourish, i te reo meaning to speak/korero in Te reo Māori.

Our vision: We are a whanau that believe in our tamariki who will: Kia tipu ngā rangatahi o Kerehana i roto i Te Ao Māori, ngā kawa, ngā tikanga me te reo Māori. Ka whakamana i ngā iwi katoa. Ko ngā tauira ki te pito o ngā whakaakoranga katoa. Ka āta poipoi i a rātou kia manaaki i te taha tinana (Physical well- being), te taha hinengaro (Mental and emotional well- being), te taha whānau (Social well-being) me te taha wairua (Spiritual well-being). Kia puta rātou hei rangatira ki te whaiao, ki te ao mārama.

We are committed to:

  • the study and practice to maintain our tikanga Māori
  • the integration of Māori values into everyday life
  • the revitalisation of Te reo Māori through normalisation
  • Acknowledging the importance of Māori culture to Aotearoa as tangata whenua
  • Kia eke ngā tauira Māori ki te kairangitanga o te mātauranga
  • Kia tū hei rangatira
  • Kia whai hononga ki ngā whānau, ngā hapū, ngā iwi
  • Whakamana i te iwi o Te Kawerau-a-Maki
  • Whakatō i ngā uaratanga o te manaakitanga, te noho haepapa, me te whakaarorangi (Respect/Responsibility/Engagement)
  • Kia tū maia i roto i te ao Māori

Our Values:

Not only do we adopt our school wide values of respect, responsibility and engagement, but we use our TAUMATA graduate profile and adjusted these to suit our whānau, which are:

  • Tiakitanga – Caring for one another
  • Whakawhanaungatanga – Building and maintaining positive and effective relationships
  • Rangatiratanga – Creating positive role models for our community
  • Manaakitanga – Ensuring a sense of belonging forever
  • Kotahitanga – Traverse together as one
  • Pūkengatanga – Prior skills, talents and knowledge
  • Whakapapa – Contribute to the knowledge continuum for the future generations
  • Wairuatanga – Nourish their spiritual well-being