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Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu

Growing leaders in Māori Performing Arts since 1983

Our Māori Performing Arts courses

We have a wide range of courses available that provide theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in Māori Performing Arts. Our teaching is highly regarded, and our alumni have gone on to achieve great things, sharing their knowledge with pride and integrity. Ultimately, our courses will help you to gain knowledge to grow, nuture and protect our precious taonga, as well as providing you with an excellent foundation for promising career pathways. Your level of background knowledge is no barrier – we welcome beginners and those with more knowledge, of all ages. If you’re not sure what course is right for you, contact us and we can talk you through the options.

Te Kura Raumati

Toi Tūranga

Building leadership
through the arts.

Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu Performing Arts School delivers an education programme for all ages, encompassing a philosophy of womb to tomb learning founded on an education model of Te Whare Tapere. 

The Te Whare Tapere delivers total immersion education programmes for; Kōhanga Reo (Pre-school), Kura Kaupapa (Primary School), Wharekura (Secondary School), Multi-lingual for Wānanga (Tertiary) and Kura Raumati, Taikura, Whare Pūkenga (Higher level/Adult learning).

Earn while you learn

Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu also delivers employment pathways and career development through the Kahurangi New Zealand Māori Dance Company and strategic partners which is an integral part of Takitimu graduate profile.

Mai te kōpu ki te kōpu

Education for all ages

This is Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu ‘Womb to Tomb’ kaupapa in operation.

The success of the kaupapa is with the Whānau!

Today the school has evolved into a provider of a seamless educational wānanga and has a Kōhanga Reo (pre-school language nest), a Kura Kaupapa (total immersion primary school), Wharekura (total immersion secondary school) and the Tertiary programme is established on the same site.

The Wānanga arm is the heart kaupapa for all levels. It underpins the learning profile and curriculum of the levels 0 – 13 years education programme; it also provides background and infrastructural support to Ngāti Kahungunu iwi for Ngā Toi. 

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