‘Giving life to learning and purpose to life’
We believe learning comes alive when it is purposeful; feeds passions; and validates culture and identity.
Kia Tu, Kia Ora Kia Māori
Kia Tu - Stand with confidence and be
Kia ora - Healthy in mind, body and spirit
Kia Māori - Māori succeeding as Māori
Tai Wānanga is committed to ensuring our students are confident, healthy in body, mind and spirit, and achieving high success as Māori. We want our students to be successful students in the 21st century that requires them to be:
Equipped to contribute to and benefit from a changing environment
Sufficiently skilled to understand, negotiate and shape an inconsistent world
Prepared for living, working, and prospering in a high tech society
Passionate about learning, excited by discovery, and undaunted by change
To empower taiohi to ACHIEVE, to CONTRIBUTE and to LEAD
the advancement of Māori.
We will incubate talent in a culture of:
TAI NUI - Purpose - High Expectation
TAI MANAWA - Passion - Inspiration
TAI KAHA - Perspiration - Hard Work, effort, discipline
TAI ARIKI - Achievement - Focus on achieving goals
Tai Wānanga reflects the right of taiohi to:
Design their learning pathway through an Individual Tailored Learning Plan
Dare to believe in oneself
Deliver on their goals, enabling them to experience the thrill of success
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Tai Wānanga is a principle lead organisation. The principles guide our practices, our decision making and our expectations.
Leadership – We aim to grow confidence and competence. To foster a culture of leadership by building on strengths, passions, values and character.
Excellence and Quality - High achievement is at the core of all Tai Wānanga
kaupapa and learning experiences. Our expectation is that every taiohi will
Āhurutanga - Tai Wānanga will provide a safe and stimulating environment
where students can pursue their learning in a purposeful and exciting way.
Innovation – Our taiohi will be encouraged to explore our world, discover
their own pathways and innovate solutions.
Mauri Ora – holistic wellbeing . Tai Wānanga recognises that learning
happens best when the whole person is well (healthy) and engaged in body
(tinana), mind (hinengaro), and soul (wairua).
Whānau Ora – Tai Wānanga also recognises the importance of relationships
particularly whānau support and engagement in the education of our taiohi
and its very direct impact on student achievement and happiness.
Mana Māori - Māori succeeding as Māori . Tai Wānanga will commit to
aligning with the aspirations of Māori.
Te Aō Māori - Competence in Te Aō Māori is expected and will be evident in
all aspects of Tai Wānanga.
OUR GRADUATE PROFILE
The graduate profile outlines the qualities, skills and characteristics of taiohi after completing at least four years at Tai Wānanga. The development of our students is referenced by the guiding principles of our Vision.
Kia Tū – Confidence and Competence
Equipped to contribute and to benefit from a changing society
Prepared for working, living and prospering in a high tech society
Passionate about learning, excited by discovery and undaunted by change
Literate, numerate and a productive user of ICT
A reflective and critical thinker with problem-solving skills and strategies
A leader who displays tika and pono
An effective communicator who is able to create and maintain networks
Kia Ora – Health and Well-being
Caring, community conscious and a good citizen
Respectful of oneself, the environment, and the actions and views of others
Fit, healthy and happy
Self-responsible and self-managing
Self-directed learner committed to a path of lifelong learning
Displays honesty and humility
Kia Māori – Proud to be Māori
Proud of their identity and who they represent
Culturally strong and confident to engage in kaupapa Māori
Understands the significance of one's whakapapa, heritage and culture
“Where Passion, Purpose and Perspiration meet.”