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Ko Te Amorangi ki mua.
Ko te hāpai ō ki muri.

Te tūturutanga mahi pono o te Māori mana motuhake.

Let God be your spearhead and achievement will follow is true Maoridom in action.

Nō Te Amorangi
Wi Te Tau Huata

KAUPAPA – MISSION STATEMENT

The Takitimu Performing Arts School is a Whare Tapere (school of learning). It acknowledges the mana of reo, wairua, whakapapa, waiata, waiata kori, waiata poi, waiata haka, waiata ā ringa. It seeks to restore rangatiratanga, reaffirm tikanga Māori, and uphold mana Māori – tinana – wairua – hinengaro, all within the whānau, Hapū, Iwi, Tuku rangatiratanga whakapapa te mauri tangata, mana, iwi Te Tiriti o Waitangi Tino Rangatiratanga.

OUR AIMS

  • To uphold the mana of Māori cultural performing arts
  • To develop cultural education training programmes
  • To provide a heightened educational environment
  • To support self-directed employment
  • To integrate all the above into a concise package to answer an identified need.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Ko te Amorangi ki mua, ko te hāpai ō ki muri. Te tūturutanga mahi pono ō te Māori mana motuhake!’

‘Let God be your spearhead, then achievement will follow, is true Māoritanga in action!’

‘Whāia e koe te iti kahurangi ki te tuohu koe me he maunga teitei’

‘Strive for all that is good in life and only left the loftiest of mountains detain you in your quest!’

‘Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari taku toa he toa takitini!’

‘My strength is not the strength of one, but of many. Unity is strength!’

GUIDING VALUES

Tika.

kia tika ki te kaupapa.

Pono.

kia tika ki te kaupapa.

Aroha.

kia aroha, kia ngākau māhaki tētehi ki tētehi.