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Building leadership through the arts

with Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu

“Mai te kōpu o te whaea ki te kōpu o Papatuānuku”

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

ACQUIRE the knowledge!
Total Immersion Education

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).

PERFORM the knowledge!
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.

TEACH the knowledge!

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

The success of the kaupapa is with the Whānau!

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).

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 of the 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 and Takitimu waka for Ngā Toi.