E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā kaumatua me ngā kuia, tēnā koutou katoa.
Tuatahi, ka mihi ki tō tātou Matua Nui i te Rangi mō ōna manaakitanga katoa kua utaina ki runga i a mātou.
Tuarua, ka mihi ki ngā tini mate puta noa i te motu.
Kia kore tātou e wareware i te hunga i hāpaitia i tō tātou kura tae noa ki tēnei ra.
Ki nga Kura Māhita, Tumuaki me ngā tamariki tawhito, tēnā koutou katoa.
Ki ngā whānau i tākoha mai te whenua tēnā koutou katoa.
Ko te hiahia o tō tātou kainga. Kia whai te mātauranga, a, ka rere atu, ka hoki mai.
Mā te kaupapa o ngā Kura-a-Iwi e tutuki pai ngā hiahia ngā tumanako o tō tātou kura, ō tātou iwi hoki.
Ko Te Kapotai, Ko Ngāti Hine, ko Ngāti Manu, ko Ngāti Wai, Ko Ngāti Kuta me Patukeha, he iwi kotahi tātou.
“Be prepared for what the future brings but above all never underestimate the important role you already play”.
Nā, Sonny George; Kaumatua nō Te Kapotai, 2008.
Ko Kapowai te Maunga
Ko Whiti te tupuna
E titiro iho ana ki Motukura tana Paa tū moana,
Ko Waikare te Awa,
Ko Te Kapotai te Iwi,
Ko Te Turuki te Marae,
Ko Te Aranga o Te Paa te Whare Tupuna,
Ko Te Huihuinga te Whare Hui
Ko Te Arohanui te Whare Kai
Ko Waikare Te Kohanga Reo,
Ko Mahuhu-ki-te Rangi te Waka.
Ko Waikare te Kainga.
Te Kāretu/ Ngāti Manu
Ko Ngāti Manu te hapu
Ko Ngāti Manu te wharenui
Ko Tapukewharawhara me Puketohunoa ngā maunga
Ko Taumarere te awa
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka
Ko Ngapuhi te iwi
Ko Pōmare te Tupuna
Ko Rakaumangamanga te maunga
Ko Ipipiri te moana
Ko Te Rawhiti te marae,
Ko Te Mauri o te Pere te wharehui
Ko Te Rawhiti War Memorial Dining Hall te wharekai
Ko Ngati Kuta me Patu Keha ngā hapu
Ko Ngapuhi-nui-Tonu te Iwi
Te Kura o Waikare
Te Kura o Waikare has been a designated character school since Term Four 2004.
Te Kura o Waikare (formerly known as Waikare School) and community maximised the consultation opportunities arising from a local Network Review in 2002 to promote and initiate the school’s change of status to special character.
The school and community have been working towards this goal for many years. It was felt that both the school and community were now ready to take the next step in delivering education through te reo Maori me ona tikanga o te Kapotai.
At present Te Kura o Waikare Poumarumaru (BOT) will determine the amount of classes according to the size of the roll per year. The Te Kura o Waikare Poumarumaru have a commitment to small class numbers as a strategy to raise student achievement. We have a history of fluctuating roll growth, with whānau moving home to their whenua.
Years Zero to Six are taught entirely in Te Reo Maori.
The year Seven and Eight students are involved in a Bilingual literacy and numeracy programme. Care is taken to ensure Year Eight students who are graduating to the local secondary school are competent in English as well as Te Reo Maori.
The school has employed a number of support staff to assist teachers in developing a holistic learning environment which integrates positive Maori values and principles. Through Te Reo Maori the school’s goal is to raise the academic achievement, self-esteem, self-confidence, pride and mana of the mokopuna.
While the school’s character is Te Reo and Tikanga o Te Kapotai, the school is open to all students who embrace the school’s aims, purposes and objectives.
Te Kura o Waikare has always taken pride in its physical resources. The school and grounds are attractive and well maintained, frequently drawing admiration from many visitors.