Standing firm alongside Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori

Standing firm alongside Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori Students performing school haka at Poowhiri

10 September 2021

Over the week of 13-19 of Mahauru, September, St Paul’s Collegiate School will be celebrating Maaori Language Week.

The school has introduced some wonderful traditions over the past decade that celebrate our Maaori culture. These include; the highly contested House Haka competition, poowhiri for new staff and students at the start of each school year, the Lord’s Prayer and grace being recited in Te Reo in Chapel and before meals at Tihoi Venture School.

Matua Tahau Thompson, teacher in charge of Te Reo Maaori at St Paul’s, is proud of how the school embraces all things Maaori.

“St Paul’s is on a Reo Maaori and Maatauranga Maaori journey. I am personally proud to be a part of this journey, to help students and staff and whaanau alike develop, engage and celebrate all things Maaori,” says Matua.

Over the week, we will share the stories behind St Paul’s Maatauranga Maaori journey showcasing artwork, culture and language used at the School through our website and social media channels.

Wherever you are in the world, St Paul’s encourages you to support Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori and learn about our language and culture in Aotearoa.