Taihape Area School

Mokai Patea Curriculum

The Board of Trustees has a Community Goal to enhance the partnership between the School, whanau, families, and the wider community. Over a period of many years the Iwi of Mokai Patea have developed an Education Strategy

The vision of this strategy is "Mokai Patea enjoying educational success as Mokai Patea” through his/her (the learners) language, culture, and identity.

The School Values – Rangatiratanga, Whanaungatanga, Wairuatanga, and Manaakitanga - are encompassed within the School, and the Mokai Patea Education Strategy, to create a strong Mokai Patea Learner.


 

Core Values

Four Maori values, which align with the NZ Curriculums Key Competencies, are being developed school-wide.  They are competencies which empower our 21st Century Learners. These are the values of Manaakitanga, Rangatiratanga, Whanaungatanga and Wairuatanga.

 

Manaakitanga

THE ACTIONS THAT INCREASE OR ENHANCE POWER, VALUE AND RESPECT

Participating and Contributing                                                        

We are born with our own mana and are the only ones that can decrease what we have.

How you relate to others and how others feel about working with you.                                                                                                                   Making others feel good about themselves, acknowledging their qualities and actions.

 

Rangatiratanga

THE ACTIONS THAT BIND A GROUP TOGETHER

Managing Self

Increase your leadership opportunities

Behaving appropriately towards others

 

Wairuatanga  

THE ACTIONS THAT SHOW THE OTHER SIDE OF YOU, YOUR REFLECTION IN THE WATER

Thinking

Reflection, being able to understand your strengths and weaknesses.                                                                                                    

To set goals around improving yourself and to make the necessary changes.                                                                                                                     

Self assessment

 

Whanaungatanga

THE ACTIONS THAT CONNECT AS A TEAM (Whanau)

Relating to Others

Your roles and responsibilities within a group

Working together towards a common goal

Team work, team approach