Marau / Curriculum

Te Whareaonui

Te Whareaonui, draws inspiration from the traditional tāniko pattern Aonui or Aronui which depicts the pursuit of knowledge about the natural world. We are always in the pursuit of new knowledge and experiences that enlighten and inform us about the world we live in. This philosophy motivates us to be active Kaitiaki of our environment.It teaches us to plan methodically, to build a strong foundation, to move forward, reflect, refine and then move forward again. In everything that is created at Te Rangihakahaka this guiding philosophy is evident.

Kaupapa / Service & Passion / Timetable

Service days are designed to fill a need in the community and kura. Service days are based on Kaitiakitanga, which we have a responsibility to protect our whenua. We ensure we look after our kuia / kaumatua, work at our marae, participate and care for Mokoia island, Catfishing at our lakes and to ensure our tamariki learn basic life-skills. 
We provide a range of Passion options for our tamariki to select outside of the everyday core curriculum subjects. This half day provides opportunities for tamariki to work alongside tuakana and teina, to interact with different kaiako, to try new skills, to experience an option where it might ignite a passion for their future. We offer passion choices that align with the timing of the taiao and seasons, such as; Swimming / Diving, Textile Art, Cooking, Art, Photography, Digital, Kapa Haka, Sport (boxing, mountain biking.)
“Me mau ki te ia o te rere” 
“Sync to the rhythm of the taiao” 


At Te Rangihakahaka, tamariki are involved in regular hākinakina and are scheduled weekly to attend fitness, skills and game based learning. We have an indoor facility where tamariki are able to continue their program, rain, hail or shine. We have outdoor facilities, grass and a newly built Papatākaro.