Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu o te Wairoa

In 2009, the Board of Trustees became interested in human rights in education, and recognised a need for professional development around this.  A series of wānanga were carried out with whānau and the Human Rights Commission in 2010.   On the 10th of December 2010, International Human Rights Day, the Kura declared itself a Human Rights School, the first Kura Kaupapa Māori, in New Zealand to do so.  We stated:

“We are a Kura Tika Tangata because we actively promote and protect human rights, recognising that our children are our greatest taonga.Under the guidance of the philosophy and principles of Te Aho Matua, we hereby make our declaration to be a Kura Tika Tangata‘Kia Tū Rangatira Ai’”(Stand strong as leaders)

As Kura Tika Tangata our aim is to bring human rights to the whānau of the kura and grow respect for human rights and responsibilities in our community.  Over the next 2 years we will continue to strengthen our rangatiratanga (self determination) by developing leadership to progress this aim and realise our vision, kia tu rangatira ai.

We are developing our own unique curriculum based on the stories customs and traditions of our own tribe of Ngāti Kahungunu of Wairoa, supported by Te Aho Matua, The Treaty of Waitangi and international human rights documents.

Projects 2012
  • Celebrations for Waitangi Day
  • Celebrations for Race Relations Day
  • Working towards a human rights school charter


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