Newton Central school has a strong commitment to its Māori community and provides a total immersion Māori whānau. Te Uru Karaka is a dynamic unit, achieving excellent standards of te reo me ōna tikanga.

Whānau play a major role in the growth and development of te rumaki reo.  

To reinforce the strong relationships, the ākonga, their whānau and kaiako go on a haerenga every two years.

Throughout the year the children participate in whakawhanaungatanga activities, which involve learning traditional Māori games such as Ki o Rahi and Hakariki played with Korari. These activities prepare the ākonga for things they will experience on the haerenga.

Discover how the staff at Te Ura Karaka are connecting with whanau on their Haeranga to create authentic learning opportunities for all.



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What makes Te Uru Karaka unique

Discover how a whānau approach underpins teaching, learning and success at Newton Central’s Te Whānau Rumaki O Te Uru Karaka.

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