Te Puna Akona

Te reo Māori bilingual pathway

Papatoetoe South School is committed to providing a quality bilingual pathway for all whānau and tamariki who wish to learn te reo me ona tikanga Māori alongside the New Zealand Curriculum.

Te Puna Akona offers a safe, inclusive and culturally responsive learning environment where tamariki feel empowered to learn and grow as Māori. Every child is motivated and supported to realise their full potential and achieve academic success.

Strong relationships with whānau and the community provide our tamariki with opportunities to experience learning outside of the classroom. This includes regular excursions to places such as the Polyfest, the Stardome, the Zoo, Sports exchanges, and Marae noho.

We aim to grow and nurture happy, creative, and confident bilingual students who will make a positive contribution to Aotearoa. Ka Hikitia!

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Pū mau ana ki te reo

Pū mau ana ki ngā tikanga

Pū mau ana ki te kōrero

Passion for the language

Passion for customs and values

Passion for speaking Māori

All you and your tamariki need to enrol, is a passion for te reo me ona tikanga Māori. No previous experience in te reo Māori is required.

If you would like your tamariki to be a part of our learning journey in Te Puna Akona or have any questions please feel free to ask at the office.

We would love to hear from you. Nau mai, haere mai!