He Tirohanga Whānui
Te Kura-ā-Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano
He Kura reo Māori. Students are taught entirely in Te Reo Māori
180 students at Te Kura-ā-Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano (as at the 3rd of August 2023).
36 students at Te Kura-a-Iwi o Ngāti Kauwhata (as at 3 August 2023.) Kauwhata is a sattelite school explained below)
Kura Teina: Tasha Webby
Wharekura: Moko Cooper
Tumuaki, Tumuaki Taituarā, Poutokomaawa and Kaiwhakahaere(Anihaera Armstrong)
Te Kura-ā-Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano is a whānau led/governed Kura. This means that whānau are the Mana Whakahaere of the Kura. Some responsibilities are delegated to a smaller group - Ohu Whakahaere which is made up of the convener of the school Ohu/Subcommittees. Ohu Whakahaere acts as a quasi Board of Trustees.
Each whānau is required to be represented on one of the Ohu/Subcommittees of the Kura. See the Ohu/Sub-Committee tab on this.
As a whānau-led kura we rely on whānau input through Ohu and active whānau engagement in Kura affairs.
Designated Character School
Our kura is a Designated Character School. The designated character of the school is
A (ti awa) R (Raukawa) T (Toarangatira) –tanga
and more specifically, Raukawa-tanga due to our location within our tribal boundaries.
“Mai miria te Kakara ki Whitireia, whakawhiti atu i te Mōana o Raukawa, ki Whakatū, ki Wairau.”
Te Kura-ā-Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano is a tribal Kura that is dedicated to delivering all curriculum areas in te reo Māori (with the exception of English) and in accordance with the tikanga (customs) and mātauranga (knowledge) of the resident iwi.
As a Kura-ā-Iwi we determine our pathways and those of our tamariki as Māori, we reaffirm their uniqueness, and nurture them in an environment that is Iwi responsive, and whose mauri is Māori. We aim to provide education for all tamariki of the ART Iwi and others who wish to avail themselves of our option.
Te Kura-ā-Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano hosts a satellite Kura based in Cheltenham - Te Kura-ā-Iwi o Ngāti Kauwhata (Kauwhata). Kauwhata students are officially enrolled at Whakatupuranga Rua Mano but educated at the satellite school base in Cheltenhem, Fielding. As the host Kura, Whakatupuranga Rua Mano is charged with staffing and operating Kauwhata. The intention of Kauwhata whānau is for the Kauwhata Kura to become a standalone Kura-ā-Iwi in the near future.