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.

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


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.

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