Te Kura-ā-Iwi o Whangaruru

Sept. 28, 2021, 11:20 a.m.

Whangaruru School is in the final stages of becoming the 38th Kura-ā-Iwi in Aotearoa.

It has been the dream of the people of Whangaruru for a very long time and that dream will very soon become a reality.

It is important to Principal Jamie McQueen that the tamariki learn their reo, waiata and the whakapapa of Whangaruru. By achieving this, it will provide a natural transition from the local kōhanga reo to the Kura-ā-Iwi.

Previously with this transition not being an option, parents that wanted to continue their children's education in reo Māori had to send them to Whangarei.

Local Kaumātua Hone Rapata says "it fills his heart with joy to hear the tamariki sing the old waiata of their tūpuna".

Tags: Kura-a-Iwi Whangaruru

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