TE PUAAWAITANGA

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Since 2002 Morrinsville College has offered to our Morrinsville community the option of being a part of Te Puaawaitanga (The Whaanau Form Class). Te Puaawaitanga is a cultural hub that provides a space for our tauira to engage in their learning through the Maaori cultural value of whanaungatanga. This space welcomes all tauira and their whaanau from all cultural backgrounds. 

 

This cultural hub operates in the same manner as the other hubs in our wider school with one difference in that we use the whakapapa of our students to support and engage them in their learning journey. In Te Puaawaitanga we want our tauira to know we consider them whaanau encouraging them to be proud of who they are and where they come from.

 

Our door is always open. If you would like more information about who we are and what we are about and what we can offer your whaanau and your tamariki feel free to contact any of one of our Te Puaawaitanga kaiako

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TE PUAAWAITANGA

OUR GUIDING PHILOSOPHY

 

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Most HUB classes have only one Learning Coach but with Te Puaawaitanga there are five Whaanau Form Learning Coaches, as well as Matua Potaka who oversees the running of Te Puawaitanga. 

VANCE SYMON

Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki

 

- Science / Biology

- TIC Outdoor Education, 

   Cultural Exchange

- Māori Rugby

WCVS

NGAHU POTAKA

Te Arawa / Ngāti Awa 

 

- Cultural Advisor | Poowhiri

- LAL Maaori

- TIC Te Puaawaitanga

- TIC Kapa Haka

- TIC Touch Rugby

- Academic Achievement Evening

WFNP

ESTHER GWENGO

Ngāti Zimbabwe

 

- Leader of Technology

- Food Technology

WAEG

COLIN VETTE

Ngāti Porou

 

- Health/Physical Education

- TIC Rugby

- 1st XV Rugby Coach/Māori Rugby

WFCV

MERE NOCK

Ngāti Kurī / Ngāti Maniapoto

 

- Māori /Social Studies 

- TIC Touch Rugby, Koroneihana, Māori Netball.

WSMN

MORONI SUNNEX

Ngapuhi / Ngāti Manaiapoto

- English

- TIC Basketball

- Manu Kōrero

- Māori Debating

KAITIAKI

SADE WOODMASS

Ngāti Manaiapoto

- Biology

- Science

TBA

Alexandra Avenue | Morrinsville | NEW ZEALAND   3300

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