Uara / Values



At Te Kura o Wairau, we show whanaungatanga by building strong and positive relationships with each other. We will maintain high expectations with honesty, empathy, and commitment so that we can support each other in our shared learning experiences.



At Te Kura o Wairau, we show manaakitanga by being respectful, kind, and supportive. We will demonstrate manaakitanga to develop trust, equity, and sincerity with others.



At Te Kura o Wairau, we show kaitiakitanga by guarding, caring, and protecting all aspects of our kura, te reo Māori, and tikanga Māori. Learners will know their whakapapa, their tūranga waewae, and their connection to Te Kura o Wairau.


Our Guiding Principles



“Mā mātou te Wairautanga e whakaoti”

(Te Awe Awe, 1884)


Te Peeti Te Awe Awe (Chief statue in the Square - Palmerston North) left some parting words which were, “Kua Kaupapa i a au te aroha, mā koutou e whakaoti - I have laid the foundations of friendships for you to build upon.” This came about after a peace settlement was negotiated between Rangitāne and the neighbouring tribes.

In consultation with our Rangitāne Iwi, together we formulated the motto above for all of us to build upon and pursue at Te Kura o Wairau. We use Wairautanga to represent our identity, values, and principles of our Kura.




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