Nati Cluster

Schools: Hiruharama, Whangara, Hatea-a-Rangi, TKKM o Nga Taonga Tuturu ki Tokomaru, Mata, Waikirikiri
Facilitator: Ivan Lomax
Director: Sue Ngarimu-Goldsmith

Our Vision...

E tipu e rea mo nga ra o tou ao
Ko to ringa ki nga rakau a te Pakeha
Hei ara mo to tinana
Ko to ngakau ki nga taonga a o tıpuna Maori
Hei tikitiki mo to mahuna
Ko to wairua ki to Atua, nana nei nga mea katoa.

Grow up and thrive for the days destined to you.
Your hands to the tools of the Pakeha
to provide physical sustenance,
Your heart to the tr easures of y our Maori ancestors
as a diadem for your brow,

Your soul to y our God, to whom all things belong.

Our cluster is made up exclusively of schools from within the Ngati Porou boundaries, the vast majority of our teachers and students identify as Ngati Porou. It is our responsibility to ensure that we embrace ICT's and e-learning as a means of enhancing engagement, exploring collaboration and connections and preparing our children for their futures. We turn our hands with enthusiasim and committment to these tools to learn along with our students in this 21st century environment full of potential and promise.

Higher Learning Cluster

Information and Communication Technologies Professional Development Cluster Programme: 2009-2011

Year 2 Schools: Tiniroto, Project Director:Rebecca Trafford

Facilitator: Ivan Lomax

The Vision .

Te Roopu O Ruapani Cluster

Information and Communication Technologies Professional Development Cluster Programme: 2010-2012

Schools: Manutuke, Muriwai, Nga Uri a Maui, Te Karaka, Whatatutu Year 1 Project Director: Rakairoa Maraki

Facilitator: Samantha Thompson

The Vision .

Our vision is success for Maori, as Maori, by Maori, ensuring Maori-centric learning, participation and collaboration. Personalising learning to uphold what has traditionally been handed down to us from our tupuna while incorporating effective teaching and learning within a digital age will ensure that our children will have a strong foundation with which to become confident and competent Maori, locally and globally.

Kia marama rawa te hunga whakaako ki te ahua o te tangata

katahi ano ka taea te hanga kaupapa whakaako mo te hunga tamariki

The kaiako must have competence and knowing from a Maori view or perspective so as to design, creative, effective and purposeful programmes that meet the holistic needs of our learner.