Principal's Welcome

Ngā mihi nui ki a koe i tēnei wā. 


The vision of Te Wharekura o Te Kaokaoroa o Pātetere is to be a “kura-a-iwi”: Our goals and aspirations are closely linked to our tribe, Raukawa. We encourage full involvement in iwi events; days start early and end late. It is a place where students learn and participate in Te Ao Māori.


We pursue excellence in academic, social, cultural, sporting, and spiritual endeavors. Such excellence is embraced by the culture of the students, staff, parents, runanga, and extended school community.


The school is forged on Tuakana and Teina bonds from the moment a student enters school, however there are three distinct areas within the school;

    • Kura Teina:        Years 1 – Year 6

    • Kura Waenga:    Years 7 – Year 8

    • Wharekura:        Years 9 – Year 13

Each area has its own focus.


All students participate in the essential learning areas outlined by the Ministry of Education, however we do them in Māori. English is introduced when students have mastered spoken and written Māori, about Year 5.


We look forward to a long rewarding association with your whānau and our kura.


Noho ora mai i raro i  te manaakitanga o te rungarawa. Paimarie.


Keith Silveira

Tumuaki (Principal)