Enrolment, Commencing Kura
Thank you for considering Te Kura o Waitahanui as an educational option for your tamaiti. Please be very clear that we are a Kura ā Iwi but are inclusive of any whānau who are committed to our kaupapa whether or not they whakapapa to Ngāti Tūtemohuta. It is also imperative to note that we operate at a Level 1 Immersion where Te Reo Māori is spoken 80 – 100% of the time. Beginning speakers of Te Reo Māori are welcome but whānau must be committed to helping these tamariki to accelerate their ability to communicate confidently and freely in Te Reo Māori.
If you are still keen – please follow the process below.
Complete an Application of Interest to Enrol at Te Kura o Waitahanui. Click the link to fill out an enrolment form Tono Whakauru Tamaiti
A hui will be called for you, and your whānau, to meet with the Tumuaki or another delegated person in her absence. You will be asked why you would like to be a part of Te Kura o Waitahanui and to ensure you are very aware that we are a total immersion kura and our commitment to teaching our Ngāti Tūtemohutanga.
If, at the end of this hui, it is believed that Te Kura o Waitahanui is a good fit you and your whānau a start date will be set. However, if your child is turning 5 the transition process described above will apply.
Whānau (including extended and connecting Kohanga Reo/ECE whānau) are invited to attend the formal whakatau into Te Kura o Waitahanui. This will occur at a mutually agreed upon day and time between the whānau and the Mangakoura kaiako. It will commence with whakamoemiti, mihimihi and conclude with a shared paramanawa.
All whānau must sign the kura EOTC & Cyber Safety forms prior to commencing. Proof of identification is required and Immunisation Certificates will be photocopied for kura records. All changes of address and contact details must be provided promptly to the office. Finally, as a whānau member of Te Kura o Waitahanui we need to you be involved in the education of your tamariki and our kura life which includes fundraising, working bees and wananga. Your input and the voice of our tamariki is imperative for our kaupapa to succeed.