Te Whānau Rumaki o Te Uru Karaka (Full Immersion)

Newton Central School


Te Whānau Rūmaki o Te Uru Karaka (full immersion in Te Reo Maori) is one of our special programmes pathway at Newton Central School, accepting a maximum of 51 students in the unit.

Whānau are expected to be a contributing member of the whānau collective and be committed to the Special Programme’s kaupapa, kawa, tikanga and values.

All students who live within the Home Zone and who meet the criteria for entry into the special programme will be enrolled ahead of out of zone students.

Te Whānau Rumaki o Te Uru Karaka is based on Kaupapa Māori principles, practices and pedagogy and operates a Level 1 Maori Medium Programme, which means 81 – 100% of the curriculum is taught in Te Reo Māori.

Te Uru Karaka Whānau Booklet

Te Uru Karaka Tamaiti-Miharo Graduate Profile


Meet the Rūmaki Team:

Whaea Pauline
Whaea Patti

Whaea Erina
Matua Wiremu
Matua Ruia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum / Team Leader: Wiremu Turner

Strategic Development /Community Liaison: Ruia Aperehama

Year 0 – 2, Te Aka Pūkaea: Erina Henare Aperahama

Year 3 – 4, Te Aka Pūkaea: Patricia Atama-Tamati

Year 5 – 6, Te Aka Pūkaea: Pauline Pile


Special Programme Enrolment Entry Criteria

Te Whānau Rūmaki o Te Uru Karaka:

Entry criteria is determined by a Tono process, in which an interview takes place between the parents, staff and whānau representatives. Decision on entry will be based on:

A high level of fluency in te reo Māori, as assessed by Kaiako through oral interaction with children

A commitment from the applicant’s whānau to use te Reo in the family home, with at least one member of the whānau living with the child having a high level of fluency in reo.

A high level of fluency in te reo Māori, as assessed by Kaiako through oral interaction with children.

A commitment from the applicant’s whānau to use te Reo in the family home, with at least one member of the whānau living with the child having a high level of fluency in reo.

Entrants are expected to have graduated from (attended for two years) a Kohanga Reo or Puna Reo or have been brought up in a home environment where te reo is the first language and are able to engage in everyday conversation through the medium of Te Reo Māori

A commitment from parents to take an active role in their child’s education throughout their child’s attendance at school by contributing to the unique nature of the special programme. This will involve regular attendance to whānau hui and community initiated activities.