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Our Ethos

Giving Life To Learning and Purpose To Life

Tai Wānanga uses Individual Tailored Learning Plans to make all learning relevant and purposeful.

Our Vision

Kia Tū, Kia Ora, Kia Māori

Tai Wānanga is committed to improving Māori Student Achievement, Māori Health and Well-being.

Our Mission Statement

To Empower Taiohi To Achieve, Contribute and Lead The Advancement of Māori

Tai Wānanga provides an opportunity for communities to design a learning framework that contributes to the advancement of Māori.

Our Culture

We incubate learning in a culture of:

TAI NUI: Purpose & High Expectation

TAI MANAWA: Passion & Inspiration

TAI KAHA: Perspiration & Hard Work

Achievement & Goals Focused

Our Points of Difference

  • All Taiohi have an ITLP opposed to a timetable.
  • Learning is the constant and time is the variable.
  • Focus is on the whole person:mental, physical, emotional and spiritual
  • Focus for all tauira is aimed towards a Career Development Plan.

Our Future

In November 2010 Tai Wananga was approved to establish campuses in Palmerston North and Hamilton.

In 2013 we received roll growth approval to establish a further four campuses by 2016.

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  • Purpose, Passion, Perspiration, Achievement

  • Tainui, Tai Manawa, Tai Kaha, Tai Ariki

  • Design, Dare, Deliver

  • ‘Empower taiohi to achieve, to contribute, and to lead the advancement of Māori’

  • Kia Tū, Kia Ora, Kia Māori

  • ‘Giving life to learning and purpose to life’