Meet the Prefects
We aim to provide cultural and spiritual programmes that meet the needs of our students and community, leading to improved cultural outcomes and positive kapa haka opportunities.
Mahi-a-rehia Prefect Tau 13
Mahi-a-rehia Prefect Tau 13
Te Wharekura O Te Kaokaoroa O Pātetere believe in exposing our students to high quality kapa haka throughout all year levels. Māori Performing Arts is built in to the curriculum at kura and senior students can gain credits towards NCEA for participating in kapa haka.
Many of our students and whānau are passionate about kapa haka. We are dedicated to creating and tutoring competition standard kapa haka programmes. We believe everybody should be able to stand and perform at any level they strive for.
We have three competition teams; Wharekura Y9-13, Kura Waenga Y6-8) and Kura Teina Y1-4 as well as various ngahau groups. Competition groups compete at the Tainui waka secondary school competition, Tainui waka primary school competition and the Hauraki festival. Ngahau groups perform at South Waikato cultural festival, kura events and many other events around the rohe.
2020 Tainui Waka Primary Schools Kapa Haka
Kura Teina - 7th Overall
3rd Kaitataki Kotiro
Kura Waenga - 5th Overall
1st equal Kakahu, 3rd Whakawātea, 2nd Whakaeke
2019 Tainui Waka Secondary Schools Kapa Haka
Wharekura - 4th Overall (Qualifies for Nationals 2020)
3rd Poi, 1st Haka, 1st Whakawātea, 3rd Mōteatea, 2nd Whakaeke
2018 Tainui Waka Primary Schools Kapa Haka
Kura Waenga - 3rd Overall (Qualifies for Nationals 2019)
Kura Teina - 3rd Waiata Tira
Pipipaopao - 1st Moteatea & winners of Hūmārie Award
2018 Hauraki Festival
Wharekura - 1st Overall
Every year students prepare and deliver speeches at school, wether its in class, for NCEA credits or to try and qualify for the regional competition. Public speaking is an essential life skill and in recent years participation in Manu Kōrero has been at almost 100%.
Students prepare and deliver speeches in class and later a formal Manu Kōrero event is held to showcase the best orators in the school and decide who will go on to represent our school at the regional competition.
Manu Kōrero a-Kura 2021 winners:
Tau 2/3 - Kalaye-Anne Ash
Tau 4 - Joseph Kaponga & Layla Hughes
Tau 5 - Rayden Afioga
Tau 6 - Kanarahi Kīngi-Rikiriki
Tau 7 - Awheo Waitai-Terekia
Tau 8 - Mahinaarangi Te Hiko
Junior Māori - Arihia Pōmare
Senior Māori - Kimai Hireme
Junior English - Waiatara Crown-Borell
Senior English - Kjahn Senior
2021 Tainui Manu Kōrero participants
Kjahn Senior - 2nd Place Impromptu
Kimai Hireme - 1st Place Impromptu, 1st Place best prepared speech, 1st Place overall
Waiatara Crown-Borell - 1st Junior English
Arihia Pōmare - 1st Junior Māori
TWOTKKP - Best Overall Kura
2018 Tainui Manu Kōrero participants:
Hamiora Katene - Junior English
Tamatea Ngāpo-Lipscombe - Junior Maori
Te Kawa Paora - Senior English
Kauri Tepana - Senior Maori
Kauri 1st impromptu speech, Te Kawa 3rd equal impromptu speech
The kura has established a house competition to foster team spirit and friendly competition between students. The four Whare (houses) are;
All students are placed in to a Whare when they enrol and will remain in that Whare for the remainder of their schooling. Senior students can also apply and be nominated for the honour of Kaitiaki Whare (House Leader).
Whare compete in 7 different events throughout the year for the Hawkins House Trophy (donated by Hawkins construction Ltd. who built the new kura). A brief description of the events follow.
Manu kōrero, Swimming, Cross country & Athletics competitions: Incorporating the house competition with these school events encourages participation and friendly competition in an energetic and supportive environment. House points are gained for participation and placings.
Cooking: This takes form as the annual Kura KaiFest which sees students put their abilities in the kitchen or garden to the test. Many different food & entertainment stalls are set up to provide a great day for the kura whanau and community.
Music & Art: These competitions take the form of the annual Kura Arts & Cultural day. All students submit an artwork for display, and musical performances will take place throughout the day. There is also a special guest, last year we had a tā moko artist come in.
We aim to develop a localised curriculum that is inclusive of our designated character.
We are dedicated to promoting and developing social and cultural environments, and economic advancement of its people within its tribal region. This may include the attendance of students and/or staff at days of significance to our designated character e.g. Poukai, Koroneihana, Matatini, Raukawa history, Tangihana, Trust board activities, Te Reo celebrations including Manu Kōrero, openings, dedications etc.
Ngā Kōrero Pūrākau (Click the headings to see the stories of our kura)